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15th September 2012, 03:04am

1986: December 8 - Born Amir Iqbal Khan in Bolton, Greater Manchester.

2004: Wins an Olympic silver lightweight boxing medal in Athens at the age of 17 following a gold-medal final loss to Mario Kindelan.

2005: May 14 - Avenges his Olympic final loss to Kindelan with a points win at the Bolton Arena in his last amateur fight before turning professional.

July 16 - Marks his professional debut with a first-round knockout win over David Bailey in Bolton.

2006: December 9 - Suffers the first knockdown of his career before recovering to secure a 10-round points victory over Frenchman Richard Drilzane.

2007: July 14 - Wins the Commonwealth lightweight title when opponent Willie Limond retires before the start of the eighth round - Khan himself was knocked down again in the sixth.

December 8 - Celebrates his 21st birthday with a first-round knockout of the number one British lightweight and a former world title challenger Graham Earl to retain his Commonwealth lightweight belt.

2008: February 2 - Forced to go the full 12 rounds for the first time in his career when he claims a unanimous decision over former IBF super-featherweight champion Gairy St Clair.

May - Splits with the trainer of his first 17 pro fights Oliver Harrison.

July - Names Cuban Jorge Rubio as his new permanent trainer.

September 6 - Knocked out in the first minute of his WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title fight against virtually unknown Colombian fighter Breidis Prescott.

September 20 - Sacks trainer Jorge Rubio following the loss to Prescott.

October - Hires Freddie Roach as his new trainer.

December 6 - Bounces back from his first professional loss to win the vacant WBA International lightweight title with a second-round TKO victory over Irishman Oisin Fagan.

2009: March 14 - Captures the vacant WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title with a fifth-round technical decision win over former three-weight world champion Marco Antonio Barrera when the Mexican is deemed unfit to continue after suffering a nasty cut following an accidental clash of heads in the first round.

April 8 - Decides to step up in weight to fight for his first world title tilt against WBA light-welterweight champion Andreas Kotelnik.

July 18: Beats Kotelnik on a unanimous points decision to become WBA light-welterweight champion.

December 5 - Retains WBA light-welterweight title with a first-round victory over Dmitriy Salita.

2010: January - Splits with promoter Frank Warren and signs with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions.

May 15 - Beats Paulie Malignaggi at Madison Square Garden in New York in his first fight in the United States. He goes on to make further title defences against Marcos Maidana and Paul McCloskey.

2011: July 23 - Beats Zab Judah by knockout in the fifth round in Las Vegas to add the IBF title to his WBA belt.

December 10 - Controversially loses by split points decision to Lamont Peterson in Washington DC, losing his IBF and WBA titles.

2012: January 13 - The World Boxing Association order a rematch between Khan and Peterson due to "questionable decisions" by referee Joseph Cooper, as well as "apparent intrusion into the scoring process" by Mustafa Ameen, the so-called 'man in the hat', during the original bout.

February 9 - Despite an appeal against the decision from Peterson, he agrees to a rematch on May 19 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

May 10 - The fight is cancelled after Peterson tests positive for a banned substance.

May 23 - Khan announces he will fight WBC light-welterweight champion Danny Garcia on July 14.

July 11 - Reinstated as WBA light-welterweight champion by the governing body.

September 15 - Confirms split from trainer Freddie Roach on his Twitter account.

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