Amir Khan has revealed his plans to retire from boxing at the age of 28.
That means the two-time world champion will be hanging up his gloves in just three years.
The 25-year-old showed his softer side in a new photoshoot for Esquire magazine, looking dapper in a series of poses.
Hanging up his gloves: Amir Khan has revealed he will be retiring from boxing in three years, at the age of 28
The newly-engaged boxer spoke about his thirst to become world champion again.
'I’m not even at my peak yet. I’m already a two-time world champion, winning it again is not a problem.'
But he added: '/02/29/article-2108374-11F997E1000005DC-419_634x771.jpg” width=”634″ height=”771″ alt=”In love: The 25-year-old has just become engaged to 20-year-old New York student Faryal Makhdoom last month” class=”blkBorder” />
In love: The 25-year-old has just become engaged to 20-year-old New York student Faryal Makhdoom last month
Smouldering: The boxer relaxes on a chair during the shoot
But despite being a tough boxer, Amir admitted he was scared of bugs.
Out now: the April issue of Esquire
He said: 'I don’t like spiders. If I see one in
my bedroom I have to call my whole family and , even when they do take
it out, I won’t sleep in that room for a couple of days or I’ll sleep at
The boxer became engaged to 20-year-old New York student Faryal Makhdoom last month.
The couple made it official by exchanging rings in front of 1,000 of their nearest and dearest at a lavish engagement party.
They celebrated with a 150,000 bash at the Bolton Wanderers' Reebok Stadium.
Friends including Ricky Hatton watched
as Amir presented his wife-to-be with a 100,000 platinum ring
encrusted with three staggering diamonds.
In return, beautiful Faryal gave her beau with an equally bling platinum ring.
Despite his sporting success, Amir told Esquire he wouldn't want his children taking up the sport.
'They can train, but I wouldn’t want them to go into a fight. I don’t know how my parents do it and, actually, my mum can’t do it anymore. My kids can be football players instead.'
Read the full Amir Khan interview in the April issue of Esquire – on sale tomorrow.