Former light welter world champion Amir Khan announces retirement
Britain’s former light welterweight world champion Amir Khan announced his retirement from boxing on Friday after defeat to compatriot Kell Brook in February.
Khan, Olympic lightweight silver medallist at the 2004 Athens Games when he was 17 years old, won the WBA light-welter belt from Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnyk in 2009 and added the IBF title in 2011 when he beat American Zab Judah.
He bows out with a record of 34 wins from 40 fights, with six defeats.
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. pic.twitter.com/VTk0oxVjp2FEATURED STORIES
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) May 13, 2022
His latest was a sixth round stoppage against long-term rival Brook, who retired last week, in Manchester.
“It’s time to hang up my gloves,” the 35-year-old, who turned professional in 2005, said on Twitter.
“I feel blessed to have had such an amazing career that has spanned over 27 years.”
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