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Amir Khan News
It’s one of the basic tenets of boxing: A guy doesn't get knocked down a half-dozen times by an aging legend, then come back in his next bout and give a top contender all he can handle. Apparently, Chris Algieri was absent the day this theory was taught in Boxing 101.
Over the past two years, Amir Khan has fought three times in the 147-pound division, winning all three in rather convincing fashion. Now that he’s established himself at that weight, Khan is focused on one goal for 2016: He wants to own the division.
With Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Southpaw” coming out in theaters today, it’s the first of what promises to be a big run for boxing movies. Slated for later this year are the biopics “Bleed for This” about former two-division champion Vinny Pazienza and “Creed,” the latest in the deathless “Rocky” series. Next year brings the Roberto Duran biopic “Hands of Stone,” with Robert De Niro playing Duran’s trainer Ray Arcel.
Amir Khan Fights
LOSS vs Saul Alvarez 46-1-1
May 07, 2016 • T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Saul Alvarez WINS against Amir Khan by KO in Round 6 of 12
Win vs Chris Algieri
May 29, 2015 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Amir Khan WINS against Chris Algieri by UD in Round 12 of 12
WIN vs Devon Alexander 26-2-0
Dec 13, 2014 • MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Devon Alexander LOSES to Amir Khan by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Luis Collazo 35-5-0
May 03, 2014 • MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Amir Khan WINS against Luis Collazo by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Julio Diaz 40-7-1
Apr 27, 2013 • Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Julio Diaz by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Carlos Molina 17-0-1
Dec 15, 2012 • Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
Amir Khan WINS against Carlos Molina by RTD in Round 10 of 12
LOSS vs Danny Garcia 23-0-0
Jul 14, 2012 • Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Danny Garcia WINS against Amir Khan by TKO in Round 4 of 12
Loss vs Lamont Peterson 29-1-1
Dec 10, 2011 • Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Amir Khan LOSES to Lamont Peterson by SD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Zab Judah 41-6-0
Jul 23, 2011 • Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Amir Khan WINS against Zab Judah by KO in Round 5 of 12
Win vs Paul McCloskey 22-0-0
Apr 16, 2011 • M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Paul McCloskey by TD in Round 6 of 12
Win vs Marcos Rene Maidana 29-1-0
Dec 11, 2010 • Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Amir Khan WINS against Marcos Rene Maidana by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Paul Malignaggi 27-3-0
May 15, 2010 • Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Amir Khan WINS against Paul Malignaggi by TKO in Round 11 of 12
Win vs Dmitriy Salita 30-0-1
Dec 05, 2009 • Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Dmitriy Salita by TKO in Round 1 of 12
WIN vs Andriy Kotelnik 31-2-1
Jul 18, 2009 • M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Andriy Kotelnik LOSES to Amir Khan by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Marco Antonio Barrera 65-6-0
Mar 14, 2009 • M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Marco Antonio Barrera by TD in Round 5 of 12
Win vs Oisin Fagan 22-5-0
Dec 06, 2008 • ExCel Arena, Dockland, London, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Oisin Fagan by TKO in Round 2 of 12
Loss vs Breidis Prescott 19-0-0
Sep 06, 2008 • M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Amir Khan LOSES to Breidis Prescott by KO in Round 1 of 12
Win vs Michael Gomez 35-8-0
Jun 21, 2008 • National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Michael Gomez by TKO in Round 5 of 12
Win vs Martin Kristjansen 19-1-3
Apr 05, 2008 • Bolton Arena, Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Martin Kristjansen by TKO in Round 7 of 12
Win vs Gairy St Clair 39-5-2
Feb 02, 2008 • ExCel Arena, Dockland, London, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Gairy St Clair by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Graham Earl 25-2-0
Dec 08, 2007 • Bolton Arena, Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Graham Earl by TKO in Round 1 of 12
Win vs Scott Lawton 20-3-1
Oct 06, 2007 • Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Scott Lawton by TKO in Round 4 of 12
WIN vs Willie Limond 28-1-0
Jul 14, 2007 • O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Willie Limond LOSES to Amir Khan by RTD in Round 8 of 12
Win vs Stefy Bull 24-4-1
Apr 07, 2007 • Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Stefy Bull by TKO in Round 3 of 8
Win vs Mohammed Medjadji 17-3-0
Feb 17, 2007 • The Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Mohammed Medjadji by TKO in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Rachid Drilzane 10-3-0
Dec 09, 2006 • ExCel Arena, Dockland, London, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Rachid Drilzane by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Ryan Barrett 12-2-1
Sep 02, 2006 • Bolton Arena, Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Ryan Barrett by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Colin Bain 9-1-1
Jul 08, 2006 • Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Colin Bain by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Laszlo Komjathi 24-10-1
May 20, 2006 • Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Laszlo Komjathi by PTS in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Jackson Williams 12-3-0
Feb 25, 2006 • ExCel Arena, Dockland, London, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Jackson Williams by TKO in Round 3 of 6
Win vs Vitali Martynau 10-1-0
Jan 28, 2006 • Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Vitali Martynau by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Daniel Thorpe 19-44-2
Dec 10, 2005 • ExCel Arena, Dockland, London, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Daniel Thorpe by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Steve Gethin 9-18-2
Nov 05, 2005 • Braehead Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Steve Gethin by TKO in Round 3 of 4
Win vs Baz Carey 9-13-3
Sep 10, 2005 • International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against Baz Carey by PTS in Round 4 of 4
Win vs David Bailey 3-4-0
Jul 16, 2005 • Bolton Arena, Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Amir Khan WINS against David Bailey by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Amir Khan Bio
An Olympic silver medalist for Great Britain at the age of 17, Amir Khan has continued his success as a professional, using his quick hands to stop opponents on both sides of the pond. He won a 140-pound world championship by the age of 22, and is now seeking to climb to the top of the 147-pound division.
Khan’s opponents don’t see it coming. Literally. When the British fighter lets his fists fly, his adversaries have a hard time seeing them, let alone getting out of the way.
That trademark hand speed has served Khan well since his amateur days, when he represented Great Britain in the 2004 Olympics at 17 years old and won a silver medal. And since turning pro, Khan hasn’t slowed down one bit.
A native of Bolton, Lancashire, with Pakistani ancestry, Khan began boxing competitively at age 11 and showed immediate talent for the sport. His younger brother, Haroon, is also a professional boxer.
A star from the start
Khan qualified for the 2004 Olympics, and was Britain’s lone boxing representative at the Athens Games.
He reached the finals of the 132-pound division before losing to Cuba’s Mario Kindelan, who also won Olympic gold in 2000.
Khan was Britain’s youngest Olympic boxer since Colin Jones in 1976, and in earning the silver medal became the youngest British fighter ever to win an Olympic medal.
He finished his amateur career in 2005 with an overall record of 101-9.
Showing promise as a young pro
Khan made his professional debut in his hometown of Bolton in July 2005, gaining a first-round technical knockout of David Bailey.
The victory catapulted Khan right out of the gate, as he ran his record to 10-0 by the end of 2006, including six wins that year alone.
Khan pushed his record to 17-0 with a seventh-round TKO of Martin Kristjansen in April 2008, but split with his longtime trainer, Oliver Harrison, afterward.
Khan received a tough test in his next fight, against Irishman Michael Gomez in June 2008, and was knocked to the canvas in the second round.
Khan floored Gomez twice, though, and slugged his way to a fifth-round TKO to stay unbeaten.
Rising into title contention
After the Gomez fight, Khan hired Jorge Rubio as his trainer. Khan’s next opponent was Colombian Breidis Prescott, who entered their September 2008 fight with a record of 19-0 with 17 KOs.
Khan was favored in the fight, but Prescott was all over him from the outset, knocking Khan down twice in the first round and scoring a knockout in just 54 seconds.
Following the loss, Khan parted ways with Rubio as his trainer and replaced him with Freddie Roach. He then returned to the ring in December 2008, scoring a second-round TKO of Oisin Fagan in London.
In March 2009, Khan faced former three-division world champion Marco Antonio Barrera in Manchester.
The fighters clashed heads in the first round, opening a cut on Barrera’s forehead. The cut got progressively worse, and the doctor waved an end to the fight in the fifth round. Khan was ahead on all three scorecards at the time of the stoppage, giving him the victory.
On top of the world
Khan moved up from 135 pounds to challenge Andriy Kotelnik for his 140-pound world title, and the fighters met in the ring in Manchester in July 2009.
Despite the step up in weight, Khan dominated the fight and won a 12-round unanimous decision. At the age of 22, he became the third-youngest Brit to win a world championship.
Khan successfully defended his title five times over the next two years, starting with a first-round TKO of Dmitriy Salita. He then fought in the United States for the first time, gaining an 11th-round TKO of Paulie Malignaggi at New York’s Madison Square Garden in May 2010, before winning a 12-round unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas in December 2010.
Khan continued his reign as champion in April 2011, when he won a sixth-round technical decision over Paul McCloskey, who was cut by an accidental headbutt earlier in the round.
Khan then gained a fifth-round KO of Zab Judah in Las Vegas in July 2011 to retain his title.
‘King’ loses his crown
Khan suffered back-to-back defeats in world championship bouts after defeating Judah, first losing his title to Lamont Peterson in a 12-round split decision in Washington, D.C., in December 2011, and then suffering a fourth-round TKO at the hands of Danny Garcia in Las Vegas in July 2012.
After the loss to Garcia, Khan hired Virgil Hunter as his trainer and began his comeback in December 2012 with a 10th-round stoppage of Carlos Molina in Los Angeles.
The British star returned to the U.K. for his next fight, winning a 12-round unanimous decision over Julio Diaz in April 2013 in a 143-pound “catch-weight” bout.
Stepping up in weight to 147 pounds, Khan knocked down Luis Collazo three times in winning a 12-round unanimous decision in Las Vegas in May 2014.
He then easily outpointed Devon Alexander in Las Vegas in December 2014 to win another 12-round unanimous decision.
Stepping up to the challenge
Khan took on fellow former 140-pound champion Chris Algieri in a 147-pound bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, in a Premier Boxing Champions bout that aired live on Spike TV.
Algieri was uncharacteristically aggressive from the opening bell, and relentlessly pressured Khan through the first half of the fight.
Khan gained the upper hand in the later rounds as he firmly held his ground and began answering Algieri's attack with some powerful shots of his own.
In the end, Khan outlanded Algieri in total punches (218-199), power shots (154-145) and jabs (64-54), and won a hard-fought unanimous decision.