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Amir Khan

Full name: Amir Iqbal Khan
Nickname(s): King Khan
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: December 8, 1986 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Affiliations: Bury Amateur Boxing Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Amir Khan’s talent as a boxer was evident from an early age and he won virtually every junior national championships in which he was eligible to compete. After winning the World Junior Championships in early 2004 it was decided by the British boxing team selectors to enter Khan in the final European Olympic qualifying event. Still only 17 and too young to compete in the national amateur championships, Khan comfortably won the tournament and became the youngest British Olympic boxer for 30 years. He beat the champions of Europe and Asia to reach the final at the Athens Olympics but the experience of Cuba’s Mario Kindelan was too much for Khan and he was forced to settle for the silver medal. By now approaching superstar status in Britain he elected to join the ranks of professional boxing and made his pro début in July 2005. He won his first 18 fights before being the victim of a first-round knockout at the hands of Breidis Prescott in the summer 2008 but rebounded to win the WBA light-welterweight title 12 months later. Khan added the IBF version of the title in early 2011 but lost both versions of the title in an upset defeat to Lamont Peterson in December of the same year. His younger brother, Haroon, has represented his parents’ homeland of Pakistan as a boxer whilst his cousin, Sajid Mahmood, has been a member of the England cricket team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 17 Athina Boxing Men's Lightweight Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result S R1S R2S R3S R4S MR R T
2004 Summer 17 Athina Boxing Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 2004-08-29 Kindelán (CUB) , Khan (GBR) 22 4 5 5 8
2004 Summer 17 Athina Boxing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2004-08-27 Khan (GBR) , Yeleuov (KAZ) 40 5 9 13 13 decision
2004 Summer 17 Athina Boxing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 2004-08-24 Khan (GBR) , Baek (KOR) 10 10 referee stops contest (head blow) 1 1:37
2004 Summer 17 Athina Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #3 1 2004-08-20 Khan (GBR) , Shtilyanov (BUL) 37 8 8 9 12 decision
2004 Summer 17 Athina Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #6 1 2004-08-16 Khan (GBR) , Kaperonis (GRE) 32 6 12 14 referee stops contest (outscored) 3 1:09