Through his social networks Amir Khan wrote: “it is time to hang up the gloves. I feel blessed to have had such an incredible career that has span
Through his social networks Amir Khan wrote: “it is time to hang up the gloves. I feel blessed to have had such an incredible career that has spanned over 27 years.”
“I want to thank with all my heart the incredible teams I worked with and my family, friends and fans for the love and support they have shown me,” added the famous boxer.
Khan accompanied the post with images of his best nights in the ring, including victories over Mexican icon Marco Antonio Barrera, Argentine Marcos Madiana and American Devon Alexander.
Khan unified world titles at super lightweight and faced pound-for-pound stars Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Terence Crawford during a 40-fight career, with 34 wins and six losses.
The Bolton wrestler had launched his professional career in 2005 after winning an Olympic silver medal at the 2004 Athens Games.
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Khan became world champion in July 2009, defeating Andriy Kotelnik on points to secure the WBA super lightweight title, then stopped Zab Judah to add the IBF belt two years later.
A hotly contested points loss to Lamont Peterson ended Khan’s world title reign, and he was stopped by Danny Garcia as he attempted to win the WBC and WBA belts. The sportsman made a bold move up to middleweight to challenge Canelo for the WBC belt, suffering a sixth-round knockout loss in May 2016 and being stopped by Crawford in the sixth round of their WBO title fight. in April 2019.
He eventually shared the ring with Brook in February, embracing his rival in the ring after their feud finally ended.
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/VTk0oxVjp2
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) May 13, 2022