2004 Olympic silver medalist and former unified light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan is hanging up the gloves for good.
Khan, 35, announced earlier today that he is retiring from boxing after 17 years in the pros and 7 years in the amateur rankings.
The decision comes after Khan was beaten by his long-time rival Kell Brook, who also subsequently retired, at the Manchester Arena earlier this year.
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In an Instagram post on Friday morning, Khan said, “It’s time to hang up my gloves.
“I feel blessed to have had such an amazing career that has spanned over 27 years In a sport that I love with a passion.
“From the young 17-year-old old Bolton lad achieving his dream of winning an Olympic medal for his country and becoming a two-time world boxing champion.
“Boxing has made me and has given me a platform which I have proudly used to to help and inspire others.
“I want to say a heartfelt thanks and to the incredible teams I have worked with and to my family, friends and fans for the love and support they have shown me.”
Khan burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old at the 2004 Athens Olympics where he won a silver medal becoming Britain’s youngest boxing Olympic medallist.