As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, former world champion Amir Khan officially announced his retirement from the sport on Friday morning.
Khan was last seen in action back in February, when he was dominated and stopped by career rival Kell Brook in six rounds. It was Khan's first fight since July of 2019.
After suffering the tough loss, Khan teased the possibility of exercising the immediate rematch clause, but ultimately decided against it.
Last week, Brook announced his own retirement from the sport.
Khan, 35-years-old, admits that he decided to retire from boxing several weeks, but was waiting for the right moment to announce his decision.
"It was a couple of weeks ago [when I made my mind up]. Even before the last fight against Kell, my family were saying I should call it a day, and that I'd done everything I wanted to," Khan told Sky Sports.
"I'd fought all around the world, against the biggest names in boxing, achieved many world titles. And it was in the back of my mind even before taking the last fight. But after it, I could feel that my love for the sport just wasn't there anymore, and I decided I was going to call it a day but didn't know when to announce it. That was a part of me that still wanted to do boxing and be part of it, but I just had to announce it.
"It feels quite funny really because boxing is something I've done all my life, and I'm so attached to it that I am going to miss it. I've had a brilliant career. My family told me a long time ago to retire, but I said: 'No, I want to do a bit more'. it's just hard to walk away from the sport. But I think it's the right time to walk away now. Boxing has been brilliant for me. I thank all the fans, my trainers and coaches, my boxing family. It's all I've known and it's been wonderful. Since coming out of the Olympic Games at the age of 17, boxing changed my life and gave me a great platform."