Ben Shalom believes only 'big names' might stop Amir Khan from retiring following his defeat to Kell Brook

Amir Khan is still weighing up his options in the ring but "could easily" follow his long-term rival Kell Brook into retirement, believes Boxxer promoter Ben Shalom.

The 35-year-old was stopped by Brook in the sixth round of their grudge match in February, marking the Sheffield man's final fight before calling time on his career at the weekend.

Khan hinted strongly towards retirement in the immediate aftermath of his defeat to Brook, though it has since been suggested he could seek another big-stage opportunity.

"When you've just come out of a fight, you can't comprehend that you aren't going to fight again," Shalom told.

Amir's looked at all sorts. Amir wants the big fights. But with Amir I think he might follow the same path as Kell.

He's had an unbelievably decorated career as well. We encouraged both of them that this was the right time to retire after the fight.

Of course we've explored options when they've asked us to but it would be a great way to go out. With Amir, he has looked at different fights.

I know he's interested in fights right now and he's mentioned names to me, but he's in the same position as Kell, in that if it doesn't happen he's looking more likely to retire every month.

I don't think that would be a bad option either.