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Former unified world champion Amir Khan announces his retirement from boxing aged 35

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Former Unified boxing champion, Amir Khan has introduced his retirement from the game on the age of 35.

 

Khan, from Bolton, UK introduced an finish to a profession within the sport having gained an Olympic silver medal earlier than turning skilled and changing into unified world champion, establishing himself as one of many UK’s most fun fighters.

Khan grew to become a star within the UK after profitable a silver medal at Athena 2004 on the age of 17.

 

Former unified world champion Amir Khan announces his retirement from boxing aged 35

A 12 months later he turned skilled and gained his first world title after beating Andreas Kotelnik in Manchester at simply 22.

 

Khan added the IBF title to his assortment earlier than going through defeat to Lamont Peterson.

He was later reinstated as champion after Peterson failed a drug assessments however Khan suffered one other setback following a devastating knockout defeat to Danny Garcia in 2011.

Khan then shifted focus to changing into a two-weight world champion, profitable 5 fights within the welterweight divison earlier than stepping as much as problem Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in 2016. He was knocked out within the sixth spherical.

In 2019 he got here up quick towards Terence Crawford however misplaced terribly to Brook in February this 12 months after being rivals for a decade 

Khan ends his profession with a file of 34 skilled wins and 6 losses, since turning skilled in 2005.

‘It’s time to hold up my gloves. I really feel blessed to have had such an incredible profession that has spanned over 27 years,’ he wrote on Twitter on Friday, Could 13.

‘I need to say a heartfelt thanks and to the unbelievable groups I’ve labored with and to my household, mates and followers for the love and help they’ve proven me.’

 

Former unified world champion Amir Khan announces his retirement from boxing aged 35

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