Amir Khan

Amir Khan,  from Bolton, Greater Manchester, became a dazzling speedster and a name synonymous with skill, passion, and international success.

Born on December 8, 1986, Khan displayed an early affinity for boxing. With roots in Pakistan, he was inspired by his family’s connection to the sport and began training at an early age. His dedication paid off as he quickly advanced through the amateur ranks.

At the tender age of 17, Khan made history as the youngest British boxer to win an Olympic medal, claiming silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics. This achievement catapulted him into the professional arena, where he seamlessly transitioned under the tutelage of esteemed trainer Freddie Roach.

Khan’s rise was meteoric, marked by his exceptional hand speed, footwork, and offensive prowess. He secured the WBA light-welterweight title in 2009, showcasing his talent on the international stage. However, his journey wasn’t without challenges.

A 2011 loss to Lamont Peterson ignited controversy, but Khan’s resilience shone through as he reclaimed his title in a 2012 rematch. Throughout his career, he faced both triumphs and setbacks, displaying an unwavering determination to improve and adapt.

Notably, Khan’s audacious move up two weight divisions to face middleweight champion Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez showcased his fearless spirit, even in the face of adversity. This courageous endeavour further solidified his reputation as a true warrior of the sport.