Khan banned from driving after reportedly hitting 155 mph

Updated: January 7, 2008, 5:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ROCHDALE, England -- British boxer Amir Khan was banned from driving for 42 days and fined $1,970 after he was found guilty Monday of speeding.

Khan, the Commonwealth lightweight champion who won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, was reportedly traveling 155 mph on Dec. 31, 2006. The 21-year-old Khan denied the charge.

The judge at Rochdale Magistrates' Court in northwest England ruled there was not enough evidence to prove his speed but that it was clear he breached the 70 mph limit.

Khan was banned from driving for six months and fined $1,970 in October after he ran a red light and hit a pedestrian in March 2006.

He is preparing for a Feb. 2 defense of his Commonwealth lightweight title against Martin Kristjansen. Khan last fought Dec. 8, defeating Graham Earl in less than two minutes for his 15th straight victory.

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