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Amir Khan Announces Retirement From Boxing At 35

Khan’s last fight was against old nemesis Kell Brook in February this year with the two settling a vicious rivalry that had raged for over a decade.

“It’s time to hang up my gloves,” Amir Khan wrote. (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi: Amir Khan announced his retirement from boxing after falling to defeat in his grudge match against Kell Brook earlier this year. The Manchester fight was shortly followed by Brook’s confirmation that he is hanging up his gloves, and 35-year-old Khan followed suit with a social media statement on Friday.

Khan brings the curtains down on a stunning career in the sport having won an Olympic silver medal before turning professional and becoming a unified world champion, establishing himself as one of the country’s most exciting fighters.

‘It’s time to hang up my gloves. I feel blessed to have had such an amazing career that has spanned over 27 years,’ he wrote on Twitter.

‘I want to say a heartfelt thanks 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 became an overnight sensation in Great Britain after winning a silver medal at Athena 2004 at the age of 17. Khan’s last fight was against old nemesis Kell Brook in February this year with the two settling a vicious rivalry that had raged for over a decade.

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