Amir Khan

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Name: Amir Khan
Alias: 'King Khan'
Birth Name: Amir Iqbal Khan
Born: 1986-12-08 (Age:28)
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Hometown: Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 8½″   /   174cm
Reach: 71″   /   180cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Asif Vali (2005-2013), Al Haymon (2014-present)
Trainers: Oliver Harrison (2005-2008), Jorge Rubio (2008), Freddie Roach (2008-2012), Virgil Hunter (2012-present)
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions ( - 2014)

Amateur Career

Amir Khan (left) vs. Mario Kindelan at the 2008 Olympics
Amir Khan with his Olympic silver medal
  • 2004 Olympic Lightweight Silver Medalist at Athens, Greece. At age 17, Khan was the youngest British Olympic boxing medalist in history.

Other Amateur Highlights

Professional Career

Amir Khan (right) vs. Andriy Kotelnik

Regional & Minor Titles

  • Commonwealth (British Empire) Lightweight Title (2007-2008)
  • WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight Title (2008-2008, 2009)
  • WBA International Lightweight Title (2008-2009)
  • Interim WBC Silver Super Lightweight Title (2012)
  • WBA International Welterweight Title (2014)
  • WBC Silver Welterweight Title (2014-present)

World Titles

  • WBA Super Lightweight Title (2009-2011)
  • WBA Super World Super Lightweight Title (2011-2012)
  • IBF Junior Welterweight Title (2011)

Championship Record


  • Khan is the older brother of fellow boxer Haroon Khan. Their parents immigrated to Great Britain from Pakistan.
  • Khan won his first world title at the age of 22 years, 7 months and 10 days. He become Great Britain's third-youngest world champion after Naseem Hamed (21 years, 7 months and 18 days) and Herbie Hide (22 years, 6 months and 20 days)
  • Khan lost the WBA Super World and IBF 140-pound titles to Lamont Peterson by a 12-round split decision on December 10, 2011. They were scheduled to have a rematch on May 9, 2012, but it was canceled after Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone in a random urine test. Because Peterson admitted that testosterone pellets had been implanted in him shortly before the December fight, the WBA stripped Peterson and reinstated Khan as the Super World Super Lightweight Champion on July 11, 2012. However, the result of the fight was not changed, and Peterson remained the IBF champion. [1]

Preceded by:
Andriy Kotelnik
WBA Light Welterweight Champion

2009 Jul 18 – 2011 Jul 23
Upgraded to Super Champion
2011 Jul 23 – 2011 Dec 10
Super Champion

Succeeded by:
Lamont Peterson
Super Champion
Succeeded by:
Marcos Rene Maidana
Regular Champion
Preceded by:
Zab Judah
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
2011 Jul 23 – 2011 Dec 10
Succeeded by:
Lamont Peterson
Preceded by:
Lamont Peterson
Super Champion
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
2012 Jun – 2012 Jul 14
Super Champion
Succeeded by:
Danny Garcia
Super Champion

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