Amir Khan has admitted he was ‘complacent’ as American fighter Danny Garcia stopped him in the fourth round of their bout in Las Vegas.
The British boxer lost his WBA (super) Light Welterweight title to Garcia as he was sensationally beaten by a technical knockout.
And after the fight the battered boxer revealed he was shocked the bout was stopped so early, although he conceded in the end it may have been for the best.
"We got a little complacent and he took advantage and he caught me,” said Khan.
"I was a little surprised the referee stopped it. I thought he was going to let us continue. My mind was clear and I thought my legs were okay but I respect the referee, the judges and the commission, maybe they made the right call.
"It wasn't my night. I respect Danny, he was countering very well against me."