- The 35-year-old fighter retires with a career record of 34 wins from 40 fights.
- Khan’s career came to an end in February when he was stopped in a grudge match against Kell Brook.
Amir Khan, the former British-Pakistani world champion, announced his retirement from boxing on Friday after a 17-year professional career.
The 35-year-old fighter, who became a unified world champion at light-welterweight, retires with a 34-win record in 40 fights.
The 2004 Olympic silver medalist, who also competed for world titles at welterweight and middleweight, won his first 18 pro fights, establishing himself as one of the best British boxers of his generation.
Khan’s career came to an end in February when he was stopped in the sixth round of a grudge match in Manchester against long-time rival and compatriot Kell Brook.
Khan’s career ended in February when he was knocked out in the sixth round of a rematch in Manchester against long-time rival and compatriot Kell Brook.
Later in 2011, a controversial points loss to American Lamont Peterson ended the British boxer’s reign, but he was reinstated as WBA champion after Peterson tested positive for a banned substance in the lead-up to the rematch.
But it was a brief reign, as he was brutally stopped by Danny Garcia in 2012, the last time he entered the ring holding a major world title.
Khan was also stopped inside six rounds by WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in 2019 before unexpectedly teaming up with Crawford and training alongside him in Colorado for his much-anticipated fight against Brook earlier this year.
But there would be no happy ending as Khan’s face was battered and bruised before he was brought to a halt on his feet.