Former world champion and Olympic silver medalist Amir Khan announces his retirement from boxing

Amir Khan, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist-turned-unified light welterweight champion of the world, has announced the end of his ring career.

Han retires with a professional record of 34 wins from 40 bouts, his legacy as one of the most entertaining and premier British boxers of his time long ago secured.

The 35-year-old wrote in a brief statement on Twitter on Friday morning: “It’s time to hang up my gloves. I feel blessed to have such an amazing career spanning 27 years.

“I want to say a heartfelt thank you to the incredible teams I’ve worked with, as well as my family, friends and fans for the love and support they’ve shown me.”

Khan ends a storied career that also included contentions for world welterweight and middleweight titles in defeat after being stopped in the sixth round of a one-sided grudge bout by longtime rival Kell Brook in Manchester in February. Brook announced his own retirement last weekend.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/boxing/former-world-champion-and-olympic-silver-medallist-amir-khan-announces-retirement-from-boxing-41646649.html Former world champion and Olympic silver medalist Amir Khan announces his retirement from boxing

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