Amir Khan retires from Boxing aged 35

Amir Khan has announced his retirement from boxing. In a tweet, the 35-year-old said it was “time to hang up my gloves”.

Amir Khan retires from Boxing aged 35 f

"It’s time to hang up my gloves."

Amir Khan has announced the end of his boxing career at the age of 35.

The Bolton boxer’s announcement comes shortly after his final opponent, Kell Brook, announced his own retirement.

Khan suffered a sixth-round TKO defeat to Brook in February 2022.

He has now confirmed that was his final fight in a message on social media.

Khan wrote: “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.”

The announcement led to a wave of tributes from those involved with boxing and his fans.

One fan said: “What a career and best wishes bro always gonna remain our champ!!”

Another commented: “Absolutely fantastic career. Stepped up the game for UK boxing and provided excellent fights! It’s a journey 100%.”

Former boxer Johnny Nelson said: “He is the fastest fighter I’ve ever seen live.

“People in the fight game understand how good he was and exactly what he achieved.”

Amir Khan first achieved fame as a teenager when he won an Olympic silver medal in 2004.

He turned pro in 2005 and went on to become a world champion, defeating Andriy Kotelnik by decision in 2009 to secure the WBA light-welterweight title.

Khan added the IBF title two years later.

Over his illustrious career, Khan fought the likes of Danny Garcia, Marcos Maidana and Paulie Malignaggi.

Khan even went moved up to middleweight to face Canelo Alvarez but suffered a sixth-round knockout loss.

In recent years, Khan’s in-ring activity had been very limited but still faced the best such as Terrence Crawford.

Khan’s last win came against Billy Dib in July 2019.

His final fight was against rival Kell Brook in February 2022, losing the bout.

After their feud was finally ended, the pair embraced in the ring.

Khan had hinted at retirement, saying: “I need to sit down with my family but it is more towards the end of my career.

“The love of the sport isn’t there anymore. That is a sign for me that I should maybe be calling it a day.”

At the post-fight press conference, he doubled down on his claim:

“I’ve done more than I ever imagined… I’m an old man now. I want to spend time with my kids.

“People talk about Benn-Eubank, Froch-Groves, this is one of those fights they’ll remember. I’ve made tonnes of money, but there was this thing missing – that legacy fight.”

Amir Khan has now confirmed his retirement and he leaves the sport with a record of 34 wins and six losses.

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