World champion boxer who won WBA, WBA (Super) and IBF Light Welterweight titles. He became the youngest British boxer to win an Olympic medal when he took silver in the 2004 Olympics at just 17 years old.
He played cricket with his cousin Sajid in his teenage years.
He won his first professional fight against David Bailey via TKO on July 16, 2005.
He was raised with a brother named Haroon and two sisters. He had his first child, a daughter named Lamysa, on May 23, 2014 with Faryal Makhdoom, whom he married in 2013. In August 2017, the couple announced their intention to divorce, despite Faryal being pregnant with their second child. However, they ultimately decided against splitting up.
He defeated Macos Maidana in December 2010 to retain his WBA Light Welterweight title.