Amir Khan

Amir Khan

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Amir Khan is the WBA and IBF light-welterweight boxing champion. He burst on to the scene at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, where he captured a silver medal at 17.

Khan won the WBA light-welterweight world title in July 2009 with a commanding 12-round win over Andriy Kotelnik. In his latest fight, on July 23, 2011, he knocked out IBF light-welterweight world champion Zab Judah in a unification matchup to become Britain’s youngest ever unified champion. The win propelled Khan into the top ten of the mythical pound-for-pound rankings.

Khan's dramatic 12-round unanimous decision victory over Argentine bruiser Marcos Maidana in December 2010 was named the Boxing Writers Association of America’s 2010 Fight of the Year.

The British ace is set to enter the lion’s den in his next assignment when he takes on No. 1 IBF contender Lamont Peterson in the American’s own backyard of Washington, D.C. on Dec. 10.

Away from the ring Khan is a humble and down-to-earth sportsmen who is often keen to support charitable causes such as raising funds and awareness for those affected by natural disasters like the July 2010 floods in Pakistan and the devastating Haiti earthquake that struck only a few months earlier.

He is also eager to offer his help closer to home, opening up Gloves Community Gym, which keeps underprivileged kids off the street by giving them the chance to learn the art of boxing. Khan has also supported a number of other causes such as Network Rail’s "No Messin’ Campaign," which aims to make young people aware of the dangers of playing on railway tracks by getting them involved in activities such as sport or music.

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  • Henry Martin posted 2270 days ago

    Henry Martin

    I just realized that this is Amir Khan.. .i thought somebody else wrote that