The Bolton-born boxer won the WBA light-welterweight title at age 22. He became the youngest British Olympic boxing medalist after winning silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, at the age of 17. In 2011 he was ranked the 8th best pound for pound boxer by International Business Times. Some of his biggest fights include Andreas Kotelnik, Marcos Maidana, Julio Díaz, Luis Collazo, Chris Algieri, two-time champion Paulie Malignaggi, Devon Alexander, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Zab Judah. His career record so far is 34 fights; 31 wins, 19 wins by KO and 3 losses.
He owns properties in the UK, United States and Pakistan. Khan dreams of a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. It would guarantee him a purse of $6 million, with pay-per-view sales adding the same again. He is married to Faryal Makhdoom, a Pakistani-American. Their daughter Lamaisah, was born on 23 May 2014.