Amir Khan

Boxer Amir Khan

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.
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Bolton

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'Proud British fighter' Khan also wants success for Pakistan
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Boxer Amir Khan has denied betraying his British upbringing after being criticised for saying he would represent Pakistan at the Rio Games, insisting he only wanted to boost the sport in his parents' country of birth. Speaking to AFP in an exclusive interview in Islamabad, where he launched his first boxing academy on Saturday, Khan said he was a "proud British fighter" who had represented his country at the Athens Olympics and would therefore not want to deprive fellow Britons of a ticket to Rio De Janeiro.
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Amir Khan says Muhammad Ali inspired his charity work
Yahoo News - over 1 year
British boxer Amir Khan paid tribute to legendary fighter Muhammad Ali Saturday, calling him the "people's champion" and saying Ali's life outside the ring had inspired him to help those in need. The WBC Silver welterweight title holder, currently in Pakistan to open a boxing accademy and carry out charity work in the country's drought-hit south, said Ali's larger-than-life personality had earned him millions of fans around the globe. Khan added that Ali's fighting style, which combined the speed and agility of a lightweight with the power of a heavyweight, had made him a unique fighter.
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Mayweather raises prospect of possible McGregor bout
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
(Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather continues to stoke the fires of a possible return to the ring after the retired multi-division champion dropped hints of a potential bout against outspoken Irish mixed-martial arts fighter Conor McGregor. With a recent report claiming the two headliners were discussing a fight, Mayweather advanced the speculation on the sidelines of the Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan clash in Las Vegas at the weekend. There was a name that was shot at me," Mayweather told FightHype.com.
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Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan bout generates close to 600,000 pay-per-view buys
LATimes - almost 2 years
Canelo Alvarez’s sixth-round knockout of Amir Khan on Saturday night in Las Vegas generated “just shy” of 600,000 pay-per-view buys, an industry source told the Los Angeles Times. Mexico’s 25-year-old Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 knockouts) previously participated in the third-most-lucrative pay-per-view...
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Mayweather raises prospect of possible McGregor bout
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
(Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather continues to stoke the fires of a possible return to the ring after the retired multi-division champion dropped hints of a potential bout against outspoken Irish mixed-martial arts fighter Conor McGregor. With a recent report claiming the two headliners were discussing a fight, Mayweather advanced the speculation on the sidelines of the Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan clash in Las Vegas at the weekend. There was a name that was shot at me," Mayweather told FightHype.com.
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Canelo Defeats Khan With Sixth-Round Knockout
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
Middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stopped challenger Amir Khan with a sixth-round knockout on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
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Canelo Alvarez makes Amir Khan his latest KO victim
LATimes - almost 2 years
Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan live updates: Alvarez scores big knockout win over Khan May 7 2016, 10:10 PM Canelo Alvarez defeated Amir Khan by knockout in the sixth round to retain his World Boxing Council middleweight title Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Here's the coverage leading...
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Canelo Alvarez makes Amir Khan his latest KO victim
LATimes - almost 2 years
Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan live updates: Alvarez scores big knockout win over Khan May 7 2016, 10:10 PM Canelo Alvarez defeated Amir Khan by knockout in the sixth round to retain his World Boxing Council middleweight title Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Here's the coverage leading...
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Canelo Alvarez makes Amir Khan his latest KO victim
LATimes - almost 2 years
Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan live updates: Alvarez scores big knockout win over Khan May 7 2016, 10:10 PM Canelo Alvarez defeated Amir Khan by knockout in the sixth round to retain his World Boxing Council middleweight title Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Here's the coverage leading...
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Timeline
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    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 29
    In 2016, Khan announced that he, along with SFL, would introduce the world's first MMA league, which will be held in India, the United States, Canada, and Dubai.
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    In early 2016, it was announced that Khan is moving up two weight divisions to middleweight, to fight Saul "Canelo" Álvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) for his lineal, Ring and WBC world middleweight championship titles.
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    As of May 2016, Khan is ranked by The Ring magazine as the world's second best welterweight.
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  • 2015
    Age 28
    In 2015, he received an honorary degree from the University of Bolton for his contributions to sport and charity.
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    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.
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  • 2014
    Age 27
    In 2014, he earned $15 million that year, making him the sixth highest-earning boxer of 2014.
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    On 13 December 2014, in front of 7,768 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, one year after pulling out of the fight, Khan produced a dominant performance to secure a unanimous points victory over former IBF Welterweight champion Devon Alexander.
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    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.
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  • 2013
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 25
    His next fight was on 14 July 2012, in Las Vegas, against the undefeated American Danny Garcia for the WBC Championship.
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    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 24
    Lamont Peterson defeated Khan for the WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles in Washington DC on 10 December 2011 by split decision in a very controversial affair.
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    On 31 May 2011, Khan agreed to fight Zab Judah in attempt to unify the IBF and WBA Light Welterweight titles in Las Vegas on 23 July.
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  • 2010
    Age 23
    On 9 March 2010, Golden Boy Promotions confirmed that Khan and former light welterweight world champion Paulie Malignaggi would hold a press conference in London to announce their world title bout set for 15 May at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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    On 17 January 2010, Khan announced he had split with British promoter Frank Warren and signed a deal with Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, with Khan's fights moving back to ITV.
  • 2009
    Age 22
    On 5 December 2009, Khan defeated mandatory challenger Salita in 76 seconds, winning by TKO in the first round.
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    On 6 October 2009, Frank Warren confirmed that Khan would defend his WBA light welterweight title against undefeated Ukrainian American boxer Dmitry Salita (30-0-1, 16 KOs), the mandatory challenger, on 5 December, at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
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    It was announced on April 8, 2009 Khan would move up to the light welterweight division to fight Andreas Kotelnik (31-2-1, 13 KOs) at the MEN Arena in Manchester for the WBA light welterweight title on 18 July.
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    On 14 March 2009, at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England, Khan defeated Barrera, by a technical decision.
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    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 21
    On 6 December 2008, Khan recorded a comeback win against Oisin Fagan in a second-round stoppage.
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    On 6 September 2008, Khan was a huge favourite and was hoping to win a world title by the end of the year.
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    Khan fought on 21 June 2008, at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham against Irishman Michael Gomez.
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    On 5 April 2008, Khan beat Kristjansen in the seventh round of a WBO lightweight Title Eliminator.
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    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2005
    Age 18
    In 2005 he avenged the two losses by beating the 34-year-old Kindelan in his last amateur fight.
  • 2004
    Age 17
    Khan qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics by finishing in first place at the 1st AIBA European 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
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    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 16
    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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Born
    Born on December 8, 1986.
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