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'''Trainers:''' [[Oliver Harrison]] (-2008), [[Jorge Rubio]] (2008), [[Freddie Roach]] (2008-2012) [[Virgil Hunter]] (2012-present) <br>
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'''Manager:''' Asif Vali (2005-2013), [[Al Haymon]] (2014-present)<br>
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'''Trainers:''' [[Oliver Harrison]] (2005-2008), Jorge Rubio (2008), [[Freddie Roach]] (2008-2012), [[Virgil Hunter]] (2012-present)<br>
 
'''Promoter:''' [[Golden Boy Promotions]]<br>
 
'''Promoter:''' [[Golden Boy Promotions]]<br>
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'''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. Khan won the WBA belt at the age of 22, making him Britain's third-youngest world champion after Naseem Hamed and Herbie Hide.
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==Amateur Career==
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".
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[[File:Khan-Kindelan 51234422.jpg|right|300px|thumb|Amir Khan (left) vs. Mario Kindelan at the 2008 Olympics]]
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[[File:Amir Khan 51234765.jpg|right|225px|thumb|Amir Khan with his Olympic silver medal]]
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*2004 Olympic Lightweight Silver Medalist at Athens, Greece. At age 17, Khan was the youngest British Olympic boxing medalist in history.
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**Round of 32: [[Marios Kaperonis]] (Greece) RSCO 3
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**Round of 16: [[Dimitar Stilianov]] (Bulgaria) W 4 (37-21)
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**Quarterfinals: [[Jong Sub-Baik]] (South Korea) RSC 1
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**Semifinals: [[Serik Yeleuov]] (Kazakhstan) W 4 (40-26)
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**Gold Medal Match: [[Mario Kindelan]] (Cuba) L 4 (22-30)
  
== 2004 Olympic Games, Athens ==
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'''Other Amateur Highlights'''
Khan captured the Silver Medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games in the Lightweight (60 kg) class. Khan's results:
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*2003 European Cadet Championships Lightweight (60 kg) Gold Medalist in Kaunas, Lithuania.  
*Round of 32: Defeated [[Marios Kaperonis]] of Greece (RSC-3)
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**[[Shalva Jomardashvili]] (Georgia) W 3 (27-12)
*Round of 16: Defeated [[Dimitar Stilianov]] of Bulgaria (37-21)
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**[[Victor Cotiujanschi]] (Moldavia) RSCO 1 (19-4)
*Quarterfinals: Defeated [[Jong Sub-Baik]] of North Korea (RSC-1)
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**[[Subotin Artem]] (Russia) W 3 34-26
*Semifinals: Defeated [[Serik Yeleuov]] of Kazakhstan (40-26)
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**[[Nurlan Mamedov]] (Azerbaijan) RSCO 3 (20-5)
*Gold Medal Match: Lost to [[Mario Kindelan]] of Cuba (22-30)
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*2004 European Championships lightweight participant in Pula, Croatia.
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**[[Avtandil Kashia]] (Georgia)  L 3 (20-29)
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*2004 Strandja Cup (2nd European Olympic Qualifier) Lightweight Gold Medalist in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
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**[[Avtandil Kashia]] (Georgia) W 4 (40-18)
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**[[Bagrat Avoyan]] (Armenia) RSCO 3
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**[[Adrian Alexandru]] (Romania) W 4 (46-27)
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**[[Rovshan Huseynov]] (Azerbaijan) WO
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*2004 Acropolis Cup (Pre-Olympic Tournament) lightweight participant in Athens, Greece.
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**[[Mario Kindelan]] (Cuba) L 4 (13-33)
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*2004 World Junior Championships Lightweight Gold Medalist in Jeju Island, South Korea.
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**[[Liao Sheng Hao]] (Chinese Taipei) RSCO 1
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**[[Yordenis Ugas]] (Cuba) W 4 (21-6)
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**[[Darkhan Ashirov]] (Kazakhstan) W 4(36-20)
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**[[Alexis Vastine]] (France) RSC 1
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**[[Zakir Artykov]] (Uzbekistan) W 4 (30-16)
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*2005 Fight Night (Cuba vs. England) light welterweight (64 kg) winner in Bolton, England.
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**[[Mario Kindelan]] W 4 (19-13)
  
== Regional & Minor Titles ==
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==Professional Career==
*[[WBO]] Inter-Continental Lightweight Title (April 2008 - September 2008, 2009)
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[[File:Khan Kotelnik 89093716.jpg|right|thumb|325px|Amir Khan (right) vs. Andriy Kotelnik]]
*[[WBA]] International Lightweight Title (2008 - 2009)
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'''Regional & Minor Titles'''
*Commonwealth (British Empire) Lightweight Title (2007)
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*[[Commonwealth Boxing Council|Commonwealth (British Empire)]] [[Commonwealth Lightweight Champion|Lightweight Title]] (2007-2008)
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*[[WBO]] Inter-Continental Lightweight Title (2008-2008, 2009)
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*[[WBA]] International Lightweight Title (2008-2009)
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*Interim [[WBC]] Silver Super Lightweight Title (2012)
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*WBA International Welterweight Title (2014)
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*WBC Silver Welterweight Title (2014-present)
  
== World Titles ==
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'''World Titles'''
*[[IBF]] Light Welterweight Title (2011)
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*WBA Super Lightweight Title (2009-2011)
*[[WBA]] Light Welterweight Title (2009-2011, 2012)
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*WBA Super World Super Lightweight Title (2011-2012)
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*[[IBF]] Junior Welterweight Title (2011)
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'''Championship Record'''
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*Has a record of 6-2 (3 KOs) in World Title fights.
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*Has a record of 10-2 (2 KOs) against former, current or future world champions.
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**Won against [[Gairy St. Clair]], [[Marco Antonio Barrera]], [[Andriy Kotelnik]], [[Paul Malignaggi]], [[Marcos Maidana]], [[Zab Judah]], [[Julio Diaz]], [[Luis Collazo]]. [[Devon Alexander]]. [[Chris Algieri]]
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**Lost against [[Lamont Peterson]], [[Danny Garcia]].
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==Notes==
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*Khan is the older brother of fellow boxer [[Haroon Khan]]. Their parents immigrated to Great Britain from Pakistan.
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*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)
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*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. [http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/8158391/amir-khan-reinstated-wba-junior-welterweight-champion]
  
 
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== External Link ==
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*[http://www.premierboxingchampions.com/amir-khan Profile on Premier Boxing Champions]
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Latest revision as of 15:49, 2 June 2015

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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

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

Notes

  • 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
Stripped
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
2012 Jun – 2012 Jul 14
Super Champion
Succeeded by:
Danny Garcia
Super Champion


External Link