Amir Khan retires

Former world super lightweight champion Amir Khan retires at the age of 35. He announced on Friday that he is retiring from the sport after a 17-year professional career.

The British boxer, former WBA, and IBF super-lightweight world champion announced: “hanging up his gloves” with 34 victories for 40 professional fights.

“I feel blessed to have had such an incredible career,” he wrote on Twitter, on Friday.

He also won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Amir Khan became world champion in 2009 after a victory over Ukraine’s Andriy Kotelnik in a WBA super lightweight fight. He then defeated American Zab Judah two years later to clinch the IBF belt, lost a few months later to Lamont Peterson.

Khan ended his career with a loss to longtime rival and compatriot Kell Brook in Manchester last February.

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