The American won by a bizarre sixth-round stoppage
Amir Khan and Terence Crawford engaged in a brief spat during their post-fight press conference on Saturday night.
The US champion outclassed his British opponent for six rounds before he and his team called a premature end in odd fashion.
Crawford had dropped and dominated Khan early on, then left him reeling with a brutal low blow.
The referee was willing to give the challenger five minutes to regroup, however after consulting with his trainer Virgil Hunter, the bout was waved off.
As a result, many fans subsequently accused Amir Khan of ‘quitting,’ something he denied at the presser.
“I would never quit,” he began, “I’d rather get knocked out.
“I’m one of them fighters who’d rather get knocked out in fights and I have got knocked out because I’ve tried to win fights.”
At this point, Terence Crawford interrupted: “You didn’t quit? Tell the truth.”
Khan, taken aback, replied: “Nah, I didn’t quit, I’m telling youu I never quit.”
“So what happened,” asked the champion , “What happened?”
“I was hit with a low shot,” the beaten challenger answered.
Crawford then mocked: “You quit with a shot in the leg?”
Before an irritated Khan responded: “In the leg? It was in the balls.”
At this point Crawford burst out laughing before admitting: “It was low, it was low.”
You can watch the video of the exchange below.