Shahjaad Khan was born 8th of December 1986 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. He was more commonly known as “Amir Khan”.
At the age of 18, Amir Khan became a professional boxer after beating Cuban Mario Kindelan to revenge his defeat in 2004’ Olympic lightweight final. Amir Khan signed a three-year professional deal with promoter Frank Warren.
At the age of 17, Amir had three English School titles. He had three Junior ABA titles; a gold in 2003 Junior Olympics, gold in 2004 European Championships, gold in 2004 World Junior Championships in South Korea. He also won silver in 2004 Athens Olympics which brought him to fame.
He was previously the Commonwealth Lightweight champion, and was also the WBO Inter-Continental lightweight champion and the WBA International Lightweight champion.
Since Amir’s return from the Athens, he was commonly known as a superstar. According to his agent, Asif Vali, the people’s interest in Amir was phenomenal. Amir has been offered everything, from record deals up to roles in films. But behind every lucrative offer, he does not display even a hint of arrogance and his family still remains their feet on the ground. He is a well-known British Muslim which helps him encourage better relations between British Muslims to wider communities more particularly in his hometown of Bolton.
Khan won the WBA world light welterweight title when he was just 22 years old. This made him the third-youngest champion after Herbie Hide and Naseem Hamed. His record stands at 27 matches fought with 26 victories, 18 via knockout, and 1 loss. So far, Khan is noted as the best Light Welterweight boxer, and noted as the #9 and #10 pound-for-pound best boxer according to Boxrec and Sports Illustrated respectively.
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