Amir Khan has announced that he will retire from the sport of boxing at the age of 35 years old. Khan shared the news via Twitter on Friday morning.
“It’s time to hang up my gloves. I feel blessed to have had such an amazing career that has spanned over 27 years,” he tweeted.
“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.”
Khan was a decorated amateur competitor who won a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Over the next 18 years, Khan went on to put together a professional record of 34 wins and six losses with 21 knockouts. Along the way, he picked up the WBA and IBF super lightweight titles. He also picked up key victories against Chris Algieri, Zab Judah and Devon Alexander.
In February, Khan ended his career with TKO loss against Kell Brook at AO Arena in Manchester, England. Much like Khan, Brook has also decided to call it quits after the domestic dustup earlier this year.
Kotelnik, Malignaggi, Maidana, Judah, Collazo, Alexander, Algieri.
All world champions, and Amir Khan beat the lot.
You can have your opinion on him but the truth is the lad is Hall of fame.
— Adam Catterall (@AdamCatterall) May 13, 2022
Big shoutout @amirkingkhan one of Britain’s greatest ever boxers. So many amazing night that we’ll never forget! I hope he has a very enjoyable retirement and look forward to seeing what he does next ?? pic.twitter.com/MNukEQKkdu
— David Haye (@davidhaye) May 13, 2022