Amir Khan and Terence Crawford
Amir Khan is not retiring just yet. Terence Crawford punches Amir Khan during their WBO welterweight title fight at Madison Square Garden on April 20, 2019 in New York City. Getty Images/Al Bello

Amir Khan is coming off a controversial loss to Terence Crawford last weekend, but the Bolton fighter is adamant that he is far from done. Despite calls for him to call it a career, the 32-year-old pug said that retiring too early may haunt him forever - a decision that is unlikely to sit well with his family.

Khan suffered the fifth loss of his boxing career via TKO following a low blow. According to CBS Sports, Khan said that he did not quit, although it was his trainer who called for a stop to the fight. After the bout, the Bolton fighter said that the shot was below the belt and that he ended up peeing blood as a result of the hit.

Rather than address the low blow, Crawford claimed that Khan simply took the easy way out of the fight. The reigning champion was starting to give Khan a beating, and he believes that Khan's trainer did the right thing to avoid serious damage or injury, TMZ reported.

Crawford's claim is likely to draw criticism, but it seems other fighters share the same opinion. That includes Roy Jones Jr., who said Khan waived the white flag against Crawford in another report from TMZ Sports.

"You stopped at a time we know you could've given more. You didn't give it to us, the fans, your all. You have to apologize. We respect that. Be a man. Be honest for what you did, and move forward," Jones said.

Even before the fight started, there was no denying Khan was the perennial underdog. Although he racked up successive wins against Phil Lo Greco and Samuel Vargas, it remains that those opponent were nowhere near the caliber of Crawford.

Prior to Crawford, Khan faced Canelo Alvarez where he was knocked out in the sixth round. This happened in May 2016 and many lauded him for his bravery to step up against the Mexican Brawler. Jones believes Khan should have done the same last weekend.

Though he reiterates that he is not ready to retire, it will be interesting if Khan can still get big name fights. Manny Pacquiao is someone he wanted to face in the past but negotiations always fell short.

Looking at the long list of fighters, Khan may have to work his way back into the mix. At 32, he still does have time although he may need changes and tweaks to really get his boxing career back on track.