Name: Amir Khan
Alias: 'King Khan'
Birth Name: Amir Iqbal Khan
Born: 1986-12-08 (Age:27)
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Nationality: United Kingdom
Hometown: Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Height: 5′ 8½″ / 174cm
Reach: 71″ / 180cm
Boxing Record: click
Trainers: Oliver Harrison (-2008), Jorge Rubio (2008), Freddie Roach (2008-2012) Virgil Hunter (2012-present)
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
Amir Iqbal Khan born 8 December 1986 in Bolton, Greater Manchester is a British boxer of Pakistani descent, and currently the WBA Super and IBF World super lightweight champion. He is the older brother of Haroon Khan. Khan won the WBA belt at the age of 22, making him Britain's third-youngest world champion after Naseem Hamed and Herbie Hide. He was previously in the lightweight division, where he held the Commonwealth, WBO Inter-Continental and WBA International titles. He also became the youngest British Olympic boxing medallist when he won silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics at the age of 17. He is commonly known by the nickname "King Khan".
2004 Olympic Games, Athens
Khan captured the Silver Medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games in the Lightweight (60 kg) class. Khan's results:
- Round of 32: Defeated Marios Kaperonis (Greece) RSC-OS 3
- Round of 16: Defeated Dimitar Stilianov (Bulgaria) 37-21
- Quarterfinals: Defeated Jong Sub-Baik (South Korea) RSC-1
- Semifinals: Defeated Serik Yeleuov (Kazakhstan) 40-26
- Gold Medal Match: Lost to Mario Kindelan (Cuba) 22-30
Other Amateur Highlights
2003 European Cadet Championships Gold medalist at Lightweight, in Kaunas, Lithuania.
- Defeated Shalva Jomardashvili (Georgia) RSC-OS 2
- Defeated Victor Cotiujanschi (Moldavia) RSC-OS 1
- Defeated Artyom Subbotin (Russia) 34-26
- Defeated Nurlan Mamedov (Azerbaijan) RSC-OS 2
2004 European Championships participant at Lightweight, in Pula, Croatia.
- Lost to Avtandil Kashia (Georgia) 20-29
2004 European Olympic Qualifier Gold medalist at Lightweight, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
- Defeated Avtandil Kashia (Georgia) 40-18
- Defeated Bagrat Avoyan (Armenia) RSC-OS 3
- Defeated Adrian Alexandru (Romania) 46-27
- Defeated Rovshan Huseynov (Azerbaijan) Walk Over
2004 Olympic Test Event participant at Lightweight, in Athens, Greece.
- Lost to Mario Kindelan (Cuba) 13-33
2004 World Junior Championships Gold medalist at Lightweight, in Jeju Island, South Korea.
- Defeated Liao Sheng Hao (Chinese Taipei) RSC-OS 1
- Defeated Yordenis Ugas (Cuba) 21-6
- Defeated Darkhan Ashirov (Kazakhstan) 36-20
- Defeated Alexis Vastine (France) KO 1
- Defeated Zakir Artykov (Uzbekistan) 30-16
Regional & Minor Titles
- WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight Title (April 2008 - September 2008, 2009)
- WBA International Lightweight Title (2008 - 2009)
- Commonwealth (British Empire) Lightweight Title (2007)
- IBF Light Welterweight Title (2011)
- WBA Light Welterweight Title (2009-2011, 2012)
- 6-2 (2 KO) against former or current World Champions
|WBA Light Welterweight Champion
2009 Jul 18 – 2011 Jul 23
| Succeeded by:|
| Succeeded by:|
Marcos Rene Maidana
| IBF Light Welterweight Champion
2011 Jul 23 – 2011 Dec 10
| WBA Light Welterweight Champion
2012 Jun – 2012 Jul 14