Amir Iqbal Khan was born on 8 December 1986. He is a British-Pakistani professional boxer who is currently the unified WBA Super and IBF Light Welterweight Champion. Currently, Khan is rated as the best boxer in the Light Welterweight division and above Timothy Bradley who holds the other two major titles in the division. Khan is also rated nine and ten pound-for-pound best boxer in the world by Boxrec and Sports Illustrated respectively. Khan is also rated the 1st in the British pound for pound rankings by Sporting life. He was previously in the Lightweight division, where he held the Commonwealth, WBO Inter-Continental and WBA International titles.
Khan was born and raised in Bolton, England. He opened his eyes in a British Pakistani family. His family originated from Kahuta in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. He belongs to the janjua Rajput clan, a martial and warrior tribe of the Punjab region. Beside English, Khan also speaks Punjabi and Urdu. He was educated at Smithills School in Bolton, and Bolton Community College. Khan has two sisters and one brother, Haroon Khan, who is an amateur boxer. His first cousin is the English cricketer Sajid Mahmood. Khan is a practicing Muslim. As well as boxing, Khan enjoys playing sports such as cricket, football and basketball. He is an avid supporter of his local football club, Bolton Wanderers, and uses the club's training facilities.
Although of relatively young age, Khan has already amassed many achievements along the way. He is the youngest British boxing medalist when he won silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics at the age of 17. He is also one of the youngest British world champions ever, winning the WBA world title, aged only 22 and defending the WBA title five times before unifying the division. Khan has also defeated five world champions in his professional career so far. Khan fought total 27 fights and win 26 of them. He wins 18 fights with knock out (KO).
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