London [UK], May 14 (ANI): Legendary British and former world champion boxer Amir Khan announced his retirement from the sport on Friday.

Khan unified world titles at super-lightweight and faced pound-for-pound stars Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Terence Crawford during a 40-fight career. He ends his glittering career with 34 wins and six defeats.

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In his last fight, the 35-year-old Briton suffered a stoppage loss to Kell Brook in February.

He said on Twitter: "It's time to hang up my gloves. I feel blessed to have had such an amazing career that has spanned over 27 years. I want to say a heartfelt thanks and to the incredible teams I have worked with and to my family, friends and fans for the love and support they have shown me."

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Khan won an Olympic silver medal at the 2004 Athens Games before going pro in 2005. He became a world champion in July 2009, defeating Andriy Kotelnik on points to secure the WBA super-lightweight title, and he then stopped Zab Judah to add the IBF belt two years later. (ANI)

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