Amir Khan was first introduced to the boxing gym when he was 8 years old. He fought his first three fights in Bolton boxing club and went on to fight for Bury Boxing club. By the time he was 16, he had won three schoolboy championships, three junior ABA championships, gold in the junior Olympics and finally won gold at the European student championships in Lithuania. At a regional level, he held the Commonwealth lightweight title from 2007 to 2008 and the WBC Silver welterweight title from 2014 to 2016. Amir Khan announced his retirement from boxing in May 2022. Outside of boxing, he is a philanthropist with his own charity organisation, The Amir Khan Foundation and is the star of the reality show 'Meet the Khans: Big in Bolton' alongside his wife Faryal.