British boxing legend Khan retires at age 35

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Britain’s former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan introduced his retirement from boxing on Friday.

Khan (34-6, 21 KOs), Olympic light-weight silver medallist on the 2004 Athens Video games when he was 17 years previous, received the WBA light-welter belt from Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnyk in 2009 and added the IBF title in 2011 when he beat American Zab Judah.

Ex-champ Kell Brook had nothing more to fight for

He bows out with a document of 34 wins from 40 fights, with six defeats.

“It is time to dangle up my gloves,” Khan, who turned skilled in 2005, said on Twitter on Friday.

“I really feel blessed to have had such an incredible profession that has spanned over 27 years.

“I need to say a heartfelt thanks and to the unimaginable groups I’ve labored with and to my household, buddies and followers for the love and help they’ve proven me.”

Khan’s ultimate battle was in opposition to long-term rival Kell Brook the place he suffered a sixth-round stoppage in Manchester in February.

The 35-year-old turns into the newest British boxer to hold up his gloves after Brook retired last week whereas Tyson Fury maintains he has quit the sport after beating Dillian Whyte final month.

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