Amir Khan

Born Dec 8, 1986

Amir Iqbal Khan, is a British Pakistani professional boxer who is the former unified WBA (Super) & IBF light welterweight champion. He previously boxed in the lightweight division, where he held the Commonwealth, WBO Inter-Continental, and WBA International titles. Khan is the youngest British Olympic boxing medalist, winning silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics at the age of 17.… Read More

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  • 'proud British Fighter' Khan Also Wants Success For Pakistan
    Yahoo News - Jun 05, 2016
  • Amir Khan Says Muhammad Ali Inspired His Charity Work
    Yahoo News - Jun 04, 2016
  • Mayweather Raises Prospect Of Possible Mc Gregor Bout
    Yahoo News - May 13, 2016
  • Canelo Alvarez Amir Khan Bout Generates Close To 600,000 Pay Per View Buys
    LATimes - May 12, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Amir Khan.


1986 Birth Born on December 8, 1986.


2003 16 Years Old Khan began to box competitively at the age of 11, with early honours including three English school titles, three junior ABA titles, and gold at the 2003 Junior Olympics.
2004 17 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2004 he won a gold medal at the European Student Championships in Lithuania, and in South Korea several months later he won world junior lightweight title after fighting five times in seven days. … Read More
2005 18 Years Old In 2005 he avenged the two losses by beating the 34-year-old Kindelan in his last amateur fight.


On 2 February 2008, Khan was scheduled to fight Martin Kristjansen, but illness forced the Dane to withdraw and instead Khan beat Australian Gary St Clair in a contest for the Commonwealth lightweight title at the ExCel Arena in London. … Read More
In early 2009, it was announced that Khan would fight former seven-time and three-weight world champion Marco Antonio Barrera on 14 March, at the Manchester Evening News Arena. … Read More
2010 - 2011 4 More Events
2012 25 Years Old 1 More Event
On 29 January 2012, Khan became engaged to Pakistani-American student, Faryal Makhdoom of Staten Island, NY. A thousand friends and family were in attendance, including boxer Ricky Hatton. The couple finally married on 31 May 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. … Read More
2013 26 Years Old Following his victory over Molina, Khan returned to the UK, for a fight against 33 year old Julio Díaz (40-7-1, 29 KOs) on 27 April 2013 in a 143 lbs 'catch-weight' bout. … Read More
Khan fought Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KOs) on 3 May 2014 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, on the undercard of Mayweather vs. Maidana. … Read More
2015 28 Years Old 1 More Event
After Khan himself initially announced the fight on his wife's YouTube channel on 3 April, a welterweight bout against former WBO super lightweight champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) was later finalized to take to place on 29 May 2015, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. … Read More
…  As of May 2016, Khan is ranked by The Ring magazine as the world's second best welterweight. … Read More
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