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13th May 2022

Amir Khan announces his retirement from boxing at 35

Daniel Brown

Khan thanked his fans for their support during his career

Amir Khan has announced his retirement from boxing at the age of 35.

The Briton’s last fight came against Kell Brook in February this year, with the pair settling their differences after a rivalry that had lasted for over a decade.

Khan suffered defeat to Brook that night, who also announced his retirement from the sport last week.

Speaking about his decision to hang up his gloves, 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 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.”

During his career, Khan won an Olympic silver medal before turning professional and later became unified world champion, establishing himself as one of the country’s most exciting and entertaining fighters.

He retires from professional boxing with a record of 34-6 (21 knockouts), with his final outing having been his sixth-round loss to compatriot Brook.