Who is Amir Khan? Amir Iqbal Khan was born 8 December 1986, a British professional boxer, former unified light-welterweight world champion, having held the WBA (later Super) title from 2009 to 2012, and the IBF title in 2011. He held the Commonwealth lightweight title from 2007 to 2008. One of his notable early amateur fights was against Victor Ortíz, whom he defeated in a second round stoppage. Overall, Amir Khan record is 101–9. Amir Khan Biography and Profile.