Legendary Boxer Amir Khan Announces Retirement

There were controversies along the way but Khan is one of a select few from these isles to truly crack the United States and the son of Pakistan-born parents did not shirk speaking about difficult topics such as racism and inspired countless other British Asians.

Amir Khan

Legendary British boxer and former world champion Amir Khan announces retirement from the sport on Friday after a career that also included a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Amir Khanโ€™s success in boxing isnโ€™t one to deny. He has been able to score many positions and medals in his name. Amir Khan is known to be one of the best British boxers who has also won a silver medal in Greece at the young age of 17.

In 2011 Khan put his unified IBF and WBA titles on the line against Lamont Peterson, but lost by split decision and from that point onwards he experienced mixed fortunes for the remainder of his career. However, Amir Khan is still a name known to everyone.

There were controversies along the way but Khan is one of a select few from these isles to truly crack the United States and the son of Pakistan-born parents did not shirk speaking about difficult topics such as racism and inspired countless other British Asians.

Taking to Twitter Amir Khan said โ€œItโ€™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.โ€

He ends his glittering career at the age of 35 with 34 wins and only 6 defeats.

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Written by Mahnoor Luqman

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