Amir Khan has vowed to fight again – not wanting to end his career amid the controversy of his defeat to Terence Crawford.

The 32-year-old was down in the first round of his WBO World welterweight title fight against the American star at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday night before being caught by a low blow in the sixth round.

A bizarre finish saw Crawford ruled the victor by technical knockout with Khan, in excruciating pain,  pulled out by his trainer Virgil Hunter despite not having taken the five minutes he would have been allowed to recover.

Bolton’s Olympic silver medallist has been labelled a quitter in some quarters and after a humbling fifth defeat in 38 professional fights many expected him to call it a day.

Khan insists that isn’t the end however with at least one more big night left in him, a domestic

"I don't want to end my career like that,” he told The Independent.

“I definitely don't. I'm one of those fighters, I'd rather get knocked out. I couldn't think straight when I was hit with a shot like that.

 “I just have to sit back, watch the video and think about what I'm going to do.

“I still have a love for the sport. I was up against one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. I want to come home and then decide what I do next.

“But definitely, man, you'll definitely see me again.”