Amir Khan

Amir Khan

Date of Birth: 8th December 1986
Class: Welterweight
Weight: 147lbs
Height: 5ft 8in (174cm)
Trainer: Virgil Hunter
Career Achievements

WBC Silver Welterweight title (2014)
WBA Super World Lightweight title (2009 - 2011, 2012)
IBF Light-Welterweight title (2011)
WBA International Lightweight title (2008 - 2009 & 2014)
WBO Intercontinental Lightweight title (2008, 2009)
Commonwealth Lightweight title (2007)
Olympic Games Silver Medallist (2004)

Latest BoxNation Fight

7th May 2016 - KO defeat to Canelo Alvarez

A star since the Olympics

Amir Khan first captured the nation's hearts and announced himself on the amateur boxing scene when he won silver in the 2004 Olympic Games at the age of just 17.

Amir Khan in the old days

Khan turned pro the following year, and stormed to 18-0, including winning the Commonwealth and Intercontinental Lightweight titles, and doing so with a swagger that made him a household name in British boxing.


Amir Khan's world title successes

In 2008, when Khan was being touted as Britain's next World Champion, he suffered a shock first round defeat to Breidis Prescott in Manchester. The loss came with less than a minute on the clock, and raised questions about the integrity of the Bolton fighter's chin that follow him to this day.

Amir Khan And Breidis Prescott

Nonetheless, "King" Khan recovered and pounced on the opportunity of a world title fight in the heavier light-welterweight division. Khan looked a natural, powering to a unanimous decision on the widest of margins over Andriy Kotelnik and seizing his first world honours, the WBA World Light-Welterweight title.

Impressive defences against Salita, Malignaggi, Maidana and McCloskey followed to justify the former Olympian's place among at the sport's top table.

Amir Khan v Paulie Malignaggi

Khan added the IBF title after he beat Zab Judah in 2011, but then suffered a controversial split decision defeat to Lamont Peterson, who later failed a drugs test. In July last year, Khan ran into a rampant Danny Garcia and fell to a second loss in a row while challenging for the WBA and WBC titles.


The Sky's the limit for King Khan

The Lancashire native recovered with a win over Carlos Molina in December before making his homecoming and BoxNation debut when he took an entertaining decision win over Julio Diaz.

Amir Khan v Julio Diaz

After a year away from the ring and working hard under the tutelage of trainer Virgil Hunter, Khan took a thumping UD win over Luis Collazo after knocking the American down three times in May 2014 on a Floyd Mayweather undercard.

He followed this up with a classy and comprehensive unanimous decision win over former two-weight world champion Devon Alexander.

Khan's most recent bout saw him face take a unanimous decision over tough New Yorker and former WBO World Light-Welterweight Champion Chris Algieri on May 29 2015.

Canelo challenge

It came out almost out of the blue, Amir Khan dared to be great and step up to face the Mexican pound for pound star but fell short.

Despite a bright star in which the Bolton star opened up a points lead, Canelo found his range to deliver a sensational punch to halt Khan.

Khan v Canelo