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Amir Khan (boxer)

Data de nascimento: 8. Dezembro 1986

Amir Iqbal Khan is a British professional boxer. He is a former unified light-welterweight world champion, having held the WBA title from 2009 to 2012, and the IBF title in 2011. At a regional level, he held the Commonwealth lightweight title from 2007 to 2008. He also held the WBC Silver welterweight title from 2014 to 2016, and once challenged for a middleweight world title in 2016.

As an amateur, Khan won a silver medal in the lightweight division at the 2004 Olympics, becoming, at the age of 17, Britain's youngest boxing Olympic medallist. He is also one of the youngest ever British professional world champions, winning the WBA title at the age of 22. In 2007, he was named ESPN prospect of the year. In July 2011, the International Business Times ranked Khan as the world's 8th best active boxer, pound for pound, while BoxRec ranked him 13th best, pound for pound, in April 2016.Outside of boxing, he is a philanthropist with his own charity organisation, Amir Khan Foundation. He is also a promoter and sponsor, the owner of Khan Promotions and Pakistan's Amir Khan Academy, and a co-owner of India's Super Fight League and Super Boxing League. As a celebrity, he has also participated in several game shows. Between 19 November 2017 and 8 December 2017, Khan competed in the seventeenth series of ITV's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, where he was the highest-paid contestant in the history of the show.

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„I was a mummy's boy; I still am. My mum still gets rid of the spiders off my walls. She comes over, picks them up and chucks them outside. There may be one in my bedroom, and I'll never sleep.“

—  Amir Khan (boxer)

Interview in Daily Telegraph 2 Dec 2011 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/boxing/8928423/Im-never-scared-its-in-the-blood-Amir-Khan-interview.html

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