Britain’s former mild welterweight world champion Amir Khan introduced his retirement from boxing on Friday after defeat to compatriot Kell Brook in February.
Khan, Olympic light-weight silver medallist on the 2004 Athens Games when he was 17 years previous, gained the WBA light-welter belt from Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnyk in 2009 and added the IBF title in 2011 when he beat American Zab Judah.
He bows out with a document of 34 wins from 40 fights, with six defeats.
It’s time to hold up my gloves.
I really feel blessed to have had such a tremendous profession that has spanned over 27 years.
I wish to say a heartfelt thanks and to the unbelievable groups I’ve labored with and to my household, buddies and followers for the love and help they’ve proven me. pic.twitter.com/VTk0oxVjp2
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) May 13, 2022
His newest was a sixth spherical stoppage towards long-term rival Brook, who retired final week, in Manchester.
“It’s time to hang up my gloves,” the 35-year-old, who turned skilled in 2005, mentioned on Twitter.
“I feel blessed to have had such an amazing career that has spanned over 27 years.”
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