Amir Khan Retires From Boxing At 35 Years Old

Amir Khan hung up his gloves.

Khan (34-6, 21 KOs) announced his retirement on Twitter early Friday morning, saying that it was time.

“It’s time to hang up my gloves. I feel blessed to have had such an amazing career that has spanned over 27 years.

“I want to say a heartfelt thanks and to the incredible teams I have worked with and to my family, friends and fans for the love and support they have shown me,” he tweeted.

Khan became an Olympic lightweight silver medalist at the 2004 Athens Games when he was 17 years old.

In 2009, he won the WBA light welterweight belt by defeating Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnyk – becoming one of the youngest British boxers to win a world title. He was 22 years old.

Two years later, he added the IBF title with a victory over Zab Judah.

His nearly three-decade career also features fights against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in 2016 for the WBC world middleweight title and against Terence Crawford in 2019 for the WBO world welterweight title – both of which Khan lost.

The British finishes his career with a TKO loss to Kell Brook in February.

Despite ending on a defeat, Khan was once one of the top contenders in his division.

He owns a charity, the Amir Khan Foundation, and is also a promoter and sponsor of Khan Promotions and Pakistan’s Amir Khan Academy.

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