British boxer of Pakistan origin Amir Khan introduced on Friday that he was retiring from boxing after a 17-year skilled profession.
The 35-year-old fighter, who turned a unified world champion at light-welterweight, hangs up his gloves with a document of 34 wins from his 40 fights.
The 2004 Olympic silver medallist received the primary 18 contests of his professional profession, turning into one of many most interesting British boxers of his period.
Khan’s profession led to defeat when he was stopped within the sixth spherical of his grudge match towards long-time rival and compatriot Kell Brook in Manchester in February.
Brook introduced his personal retirement final week.
“It’s time to hang up my gloves. I feel blessed to have had such an amazing career that has spanned over 27 years,” Khan wrote on his Twitter account.
“I want to say a heartfelt thanks to the incredible teams I have worked with and to my family, friends and fans for the love and support they have shown me.”
Khan turned world champion in 2009, defeating Ukraine’s Andriy Kotelnik in a WBA super-lightweight bout and noticed off US opponent Zab Judah so as to add the IBF belt two years later.
A controversial factors loss towards American Lamont Peterson later in 2011 introduced Khan’s reign to a irritating finish.
Khan, who additionally challenged for world titles at welterweight and middleweight, misplaced to Mexico’s Saul Alvarez in 2016 and was additionally stopped by American Terence Crawford in 2019.