Boxer Amir Khan has revealed he wanted to marry before he lost his looks as he swapped the boxing ring for a wedding ring.
The 26-year-old tied the knot with US student Faryal Makhdoom in a lengthy ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in New York at the weekend.
And in an interview with Hello! magazine - which has also published the official photographs - he said he is a "changed man".
The Bolton-born champion married the 21-year-old political science student in a week-long, elaborate Islamic ceremony.
He joked: "I had to get in there and tie the knot quickly, before I got beaten up in too many fights and lose my looks."
Khan, who beat rival Julio Diaz in the ring just weeks ago, went on: "I've lived the young life, I've done everything I've wanted to do. Now is the right time to settle down and start my own family.
"I've got to look after Faryal, so I won't be going out as much partying with my friends. I don't want that any more - I want to do the family thing."
The boxer - pictured with his new bride wearing elaborately stitched red and gold robes - told the magazine: "I think I'll change as a person when I'm married and it'll be a big plus for me, I'll be able to be more focused on my job too."
The new Mrs Khan also spoke of her joy, and about her forthcoming move to Bolton in the feature, spread across 16 pages.
"I'm so happy to be with the man I love and to spend the rest of my life with him - it's a new chapter in my life," she said.
The full interview appears in the new edition of Hello! magazine, which is out now.
British boxer Amir Khan has kept his hopes of punching his way to another world title fight alive on a night which saw Olympian Anthony Ogogo began his pro career with a win.
Headline-act Khan was knocked to the canvas in the fourth round in Sheffield but stayed strong against Mexico's Julio Diaz to claim a hard-fought points victory at the Motorpoint Arena.
Earlier Ogogo, a bronze medallist at London 2012, defeated veteran Kieron Gray with a knockout in the second round on his professional debut.
Boxer Haroon Khan tweeted that his brother "will be back" after suffering a second defeat against Danny Garcia in Las Vegas.
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Amir Khan has been defeated by Danny Garcia in Las Vegas.
Referee Kenny Bayless stopped the fight for the light-welterweight title in the fourth-round after a series of heavy blows by Garcia.
The 24-year-old American paid tribute to his family in his post-victory speech.
Amir Khan's fight against Danny Garcia has started in Las Vegas.
British boxer Amir Khan's bout against American Danny Garcia is expected to start at approximately 04:00 BST today.
The light-welterweight unification fight will take place in Las Vegas.
David Haye has defeated Dereck Chisora in their heavyweight fight tonight at Upton Park.
The 31-year-old Briton won by TKO in the fifth round.
The David Haye v Dereck Chisora fight is now underway.
Earlier, former Olympic champion Audley Harrison and former undisputed super-middleweight world champion Joe Clazaghe tweeted the following predictions:
Prediction time! haye-chisora...Haye has a point to prove, feels chisora is not in his class, so will start fast. Haye early, or if chisora
Going for HAYE KO and KHAN POINTS. tonight. AGREED??