Amir Khan is a 29-years-old British boxer, born in England, who is currently holding the title of WBC Silver Welterweight title; he has boxed at three different weight classes such as lightweight, welterweight, and light welterweight.
Khan started boxing when he was 8 years of age; his father was the individual who introduced him to the boxing gym that he first attended. His inspiration is not only the members of his family and his religion, but also his past heroes of sport; Khan’s main sport inspiration is Mohammad Ali.
Khan’s first three fights were with the Bolton Boxing Club and Bury Boxing club in he was coached by Mick Jelly. At just the age of 16, Amir Khan began to achieve great success. He had won 6 different championships as well as a gold medal in junior Olympics and the European Student Championships. After attending the Athens Olympics in 2004, Khan decided to take his boxing abilities and turn them into a professional career. Since this, he has achieved the title of world champion twice.
Aside from his championships and gold medals, Khan has had a successful career and has won against many opponents in each weight class. Of all fights in his professional career, which is 34, Khan has women 31 and lost 3. In his amateur days, one of Khan’s biggest fights was against Victor Ortiz; some other individuals he has beat include Chris Algieri, Jackson Williams, David Baley, Mohammed Medjadi, and many more. As stated above, Amir Khan has only lost three matches in his professional boxing career. His losses were against Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson, and Breidis Prescott. 2 of his losses were due to knockouts.
In addition to his wins, Khan was also nominated, in 2005, for the Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year, BBC Sports Personality of the in 2011, as well as Best as Sport award in 2013 at the British Muslim Awards. He has also received honorary degrees for his contributions to both charities and sports.