AMIR Khan believes he should have been honoured by the Queen like fellow boxing stars.

The Bolton fighter won Olympic silver in Athens in 2004 with a 39-fight professional career seeing him twice win world titles in the super-lightweight division.

As well as his achievements in the ring, Khan has set up a boxing academy in his hometown and does charity work around the world through the Amir Khan Foundation, including building an orphanage in the Gambia.

Bolton Council are among those to have recommended Khan for an honour that has not been forthcoming, something which puzzles the 32-year-old.

"I don't know if I'm one of the people they've forgotten about because people always expect me to have one; it shocks everyone that I don't," Khan told the Mirror.

"I've won world titles for my country, won an Olympic medal for my country and represented it all over the world.

"I have the British flag on my waistband and I'm surprised when I see people get awards when they have done half of what I've done.

"I've built a boxing academy in the UK and I do a lot of charity work here, maybe they've just forgotten about me.

"I am half-Pakistani but I don't think it's got anything to do with colour, I've been treated nothing but fairly in this country.

"Maybe they feel that I haven't achieved enough to get one, but that's one for them to answer."