Amir Khan is the Bolton boy with the heart of a lion, as a hugely gifted amateur he stole the country’s hearts, winning silver at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and becoming one of the youngest world champions in history winning the WBA title aged just 22.
A truly global superstar, Amir is dedicated to his Muslim faith and has a devoted following numbering in the tens of millions for whom he is a true modern icon.
Amir relishes a challenge, whether stepping up to middleweight to take on the formidable Canelo Alvarez, to spending weeks in the Australian jungle on primetime TV, or having to fight very publicly to save his marriage – another of his notable successes.
So far in 2019, Amir has lost controversially in a fight against one of the world’s greatest ever fighters, American Terence Crawford, before fighting and winning in Saudi Arabia, the venue for his next fight in November.
While talk of super-fights with Manny Pacquiao and Kell Brook rumbles on, Amir continues to dedicate himself to boxing and is more comfortable than ever in his own skin. At 32, he may be in the autumn of his career but is super fit, incredibly sharp and more focussed than ever.
Outside boxing, Amir is a highly active philanthropist and has his own charity, the Amir Khan Foundation. He is working on media and TV opportunities for 2020 and beyond.