Amir Khan (born Amir Iqbal Khan on 8 December 1986), is an English professional boxer of Pakistani descent who is currently the unified IBF and WBA World Light Welterweight Champion.
Currently, Khan is rated as the best boxer in the Light Welterweight division, above Timothy Bradley; who holds the other two major titles in the division. Khan is also rated #9 and #10 pound-for-pound best boxer in the world by Boxrec and Sports Illustrated respectively.
He was previously in the Lightweight division, where he held the Commonwealth, WBO Inter-Continental and WBA International titles.
Although of relatively young age, Khan has already amassed many achievements along the way. He is the youngest British Olympic boxing medalist when he captured 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.
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