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>bollywood movies Amir Khan boxer Amateur career

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Khan began to box competitively at the age of 11, with early honours including three English school titles, three junior ABA titles, and gold at the 2003 Junior Olympics. In early 2004 he won a gold medal at the European Student Championships in Lithuania, and in South Korea several months later he won world junior lightweight title after fighting five times in seven days. One of his notable early amateur fights was against Victor Ortíz, whom he defeated in a second round stoppage.

Khan qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics by finishing in first place at the 1st AIBA European 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He was Britain’s sole representative in boxing at the Athens Games, winning a silver medal at the age of 17 in the lightweight boxing category. He was Britain’s youngest Olympic boxer since Colin Jones in 1976. He lost in the final to Mario Kindelan, the Cuban who had also beaten him several months earlier in the pre-Olympic match-ups in Greece. In 2005 he avenged the two losses by beating the 34-year-old Kindelan in his last amateur fight.

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>bollywood movies stars Amir Khan boxer Personal life

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Khan was born and raised in Bolton, England. His family originated from Matore, Kahuta in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.

As well as speaking English, Khan also speaks Punjabi and Urdu. He was educated at Smithills School in Bolton, and Bolton Community College. Khan has two sisters and one brother, Haroon Khan, who is an amateur boxer.[6] His first cousin is the English cricketer Sajid Mahmood. Khan is a practicing Muslim. As well as boxing, Khan enjoys playing sports such as football, basketball and cricket. He is an avid supporter of his local football club, Bolton Wanderers, and uses the club’s training facilities.

>bollywood movies stars Amir Khan boxer

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Amir Iqbal Khan (Punjabi, Urduعا, Āmīr Iqbāl Khān; born 8 December 1986 in Bolton, Greater Manchester) is a British boxer of Pakistani descent, and currently the WBA World super lightweight champion. Khan won the belt at the age of 22, making him Britain’s third-youngest world champion after Naseem Hamed and Herbie Hide.

He was previously in the lightweight division, where he held the Commonwealth, WBO Inter-Continental and WBA International titles. He also became the youngest British Olympic boxing medallist when he won silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics at the age of 17. He is commonly known by the nickname “King Khan