Amir Khan Has Decided To Hang Up The Gloves
Former unified world champion Amir Khan has made the decision to announce his retirement from boxing after an incredible career.
Khan (34-6, 21 KOs) was last in action in February, where he suffered a sixth round stoppage defeat to bitter rival Kell Brook at the Manchester Arena.
That bout has now led to him choosing to hang up his gloves, bringing to an end a professional career which began way back in July 2005 for the Bolton man.
Khan said: "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 to the incredible teams I have worked with and to my family, friends and fans for the love and support they have shown me."
During his superb career, the 35-year-old had plenty of success, including winning the WBA and IBF super-lightweight world titles, and being involved in some fantastic fights, the most notable being his victory over Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas in 2010.
Khan has also shared the ring with some of the biggest names in the sport, including the likes of of Canelo Alvarez, Terence Crawford, Marcos Antonio Barrera, Zab Judah, Danny Garcia, Paulie Malignaggi, Devon Alexander, Chris Algieri, and Luis Collazo.
Khan also had a number of achievements as an amateur, with the most notable coming when he won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens at the age of 17.