‘It’s time to hold up my gloves’: Amir Khan confirms his RETIREMENT from boxing on the age of 35 after struggling defeat in his closing match to long-term rival Kell Brook in February
- Amir Khan has confirmed his retirement from boxing on the age of 35 on Friday
- He mentioned it was time to ‘hold up the gloves’ in a press release on social media
- Khan suffered a defeat to his long-term rival Kell Brook in his final in-ring bout
- He now follows Brook into retirement, after specializing in boxing for 27 years
Amir Khan has introduced his retirement from boxing on the age of 35, three months after struggling a defeat to his bitter rival Kell Brook.
The previous unified light-welterweight champion and 2004 Athens Olympics silver medalist, steps out of the game with a report of 34-6, during which he has misplaced three of his final six bouts.
Throughout his profession he fought towards the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Marcos Maidana Carlos Molina and Devon Alexander.
Former world champion Amir Khan has introduced his retirement from boxing on the age of 35
In a message on his Twitter account he wrote: ‘It’s time to hold up my gloves.
‘I really feel blessed to have had such a tremendous profession that has spanned over 27 years.
‘I wish to say a heartfelt thanks and to the unimaginable groups I’ve labored with and to my household, pals and followers for the love and assist they’ve proven me.’
Khan’s in-ring exercise had been very restricted lately, together with his combat towards Brook in February, the primary match he has had since beating Billy Dib in July 2019.
The Bolton-born fighter was stopped by Brook within the sixth spherical of their a lot anticipated grudge match.
He now follows Brook into retirement, after the 36-year-old confirmed his personal plans final week – leaving the game with a report of 40-3.
Khan had hinted at retirement after the combat, although it has taken till now for him to formally affirm his exit from the ring.
After his defeat to Brook, he mentioned: ‘I want to sit down down with my household however it’s extra in the direction of the tip of my profession. The love of the game isn’t there any extra. That may be a signal for me that I ought to possibly be calling it a day.’
Khan suffered defeat to long run rival Kell Brook in his closing bout again in February this yr
Khan then doubled down on his declare whereas talking on the post-fight press convention. ‘I’ve performed greater than I ever imagined… I’m an outdated man now,’ he mentioned. ‘I wish to spend time with my children.
‘Individuals speak about Benn-Eubank, Froch-Groves, that is a type of fights they’ll bear in mind. I’ve made tonnes of cash, however there was this factor lacking – that legacy combat.’