Amir Khan

Khan has ridden high at the top of his game earning a reputation as one of Britain's elite competitors.

Amir Khan Bio

  • Weight Class:Welterweight
  • Record:31-4 | 19 KOs
  • Hometown:Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • Birthdate:December 8, 1986
  • Height:5'8.5"
  • Nickname:King

With a pair of perhaps the quickest hands in the sport, Amir “King” Khan, has defeated a fair share of world titlists. In winning a silver medal representing Britain at the 2004 Games in Athens, a 17-year-old Khan became the youngest competitor in British history to win an Olympic medal.

In his July 2005 professional debut, Khan scored a TKO victory over David Bailey. He collected three more wins that year, six more in 2006 and stopped Mohammed Medjadji in his first appearance of 2007. Against Stefy Bull that April, Khan made his HBO debut, winning by technical knockout in three rounds. He earned three more victories to finish the year 5-0.

Khan won a unanimous decision and produced two knockout wins to begin 2008. That September, he met undefeated Breidis Prescott, suffering the first loss of his career. Three months later, he bounced back with his 15th knockout win against Oisin Fagan.

In his first appearance of 2009, Khan defeated Marco Antonio Barrera. Moving up to the 140-pound division, he claimed his first world title with a unanimous decision win over Andriy Kotelnik in July. In his first defense, Khan stopped undefeated Dmitriy Salita in the first round of their December contest.

In May 2010, Khan knocked out Paulie Malignaggi in his first fight outside of the United Kingdom. He defeated Marcos Maidana by unanimous decision that December in his fourth consecutive defense. Khan won against Paul McCloskey in April 2011 and knocked out 140-pound world titlist Zab Judah at Mandalay Bay in July. He faced Lamont Peterson five months later, losing a split decision.

With another shot at a 140-pound world title in July 2012, Khan lost to undefeated Danny Garcia. That December, he stopped undefeated Carlos Molina in ten rounds and defeated Julio Diaz in his sole appearance of 2013. As a welterweight, Khan earned victories over Luis Collazo, Devon Alexander and Chris Algieri from May 2014 to May 2015.

Notable Fights

Marco Antonio Barrera – W TD 5

Marcos Maidana – W UD 12

Zab Judah – W KO 5

Lamont Peterson – L SD 12

Danny Garcia – L TKO 4