Amir Khan has announced his retirement

Amir Khan has announced his retirement

Amir Khan has announced his retirement from boxing at the age of 35.

The Bolton native burst onto the scene by winning silver at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, becoming Britain's youngest ever boxing medalist at 17.

He would later become one of his Countries youngest professional champions, winning the WBA title at the age of 22.

Khan's last fight came in a long-awaited grudge match against Kell Brook - who won by stoppage in Manchester in February.


The 35-year-old released a short statement on Twitter on Friday morning, highlighting his intention to step away.


"It's time to hang up my gloves," he wrote.

"I feel blessed to have had such an amazing career that has spanned over 27 years.

"I want to say a heartfelt thanks and to the incredible teams I have worked with.

"Also to my family, friends and fans for the love and support they have shown me."


Appreciation is already pouring in for the former unified world champion, with former cruiserweight king Johnny Nelson having his say.

"This guy has got to be the fastest fighter I've ever seen live," Nelson said to Sky Sports News.

"People that understand the fight game will understand how good he was.

"They'll understand how much he achieved and how much bottle he showed."