Amir Khan announces his retirement from boxing aged 35 following defeat to rival Kell Brook

‘It’s time to hang up my gloves’: Amir Khan confirms his RETIREMENT from boxing at the age of 35 after suffering defeat in his final match to long-term rival Kell Brook in February

Amir Khan has announced his retirement from boxing at the age of 35.

In a message on his Twitter account he wrote: ‘It’s time to hang up my gloves.

‘I feel blessed to have had such an amazing career that has spanned over 27 years.

Former world champion Amir Khan has announced his retirement from boxing at the age of 35

‘I want to say a heartfelt thanks and to the incredible teams I have worked with and to my family, friends and fans for the love and support they have shown me.’

He follows Kell Brook into retirement, after his long-term rival also confirmed he will stop boxing after what has turned out to be the last fight for both men back in February. 

Khan was stopped by Brook in the sixth round of their much anticipated grudge match.

He had hinted at retirement after the fight, though it has taken until now for him to officially confirm his exit from the ring.   

More to follow…. 

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