Jan 102018
Amir Khan ends feud with Eddie Hearn

Amir Khan and Eddie Hearn at London’s Dorchester Hotel. Photo: ReutersAmir Khan has ended feud with his former rival Eddie Hearn, teaming up with him for a three-fight deal. According to British media, the Bolton-born fighter will have his first fight in the United Kingdom on April 21 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. Amir believes that teaming up with Hearn can help him become world champion for the third time as the latter is also the promotor of his rival, Kell Brook. The boxer — who has not fought since being knocked down by Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez in May 2016 — said he was thrilled to be teaming up with Hearn’s Matchroom stable. Matchroom Sport, founded by Hearn’s father, owns, manages and promotes sporting events. “The decision is not one I have taken lightly as I’m at a hugely important time in my career,” the British media quoted Amir as saying. “But having spoken to Eddie at length, it was clear he and I were on the same page on terms of what I want to be doing and what I still want to achieve. Amir said he was determined to win world championship once again and was confident of the team that was behind him. “I’ve been out of the ring for too long and I’m desperate to make up for lost time, starting in April,” the boxer said. As per reports, Hearn wants Amir to fight twice in 2018 for lead to a clash at the end of [Read More…]

Nov 052017
We’re going to be doing this all over again: Faryal on reconciliation with Amir Khan

Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom’s whirlwind romance could easily be fit for novels. After an ugly Twitter row and a surprise pregnancy, Faryal made headlines when she previously publicly apologised to Amir’s family. Faryal Makhdoom reveals she is pregnant with baby number 2! The model’s apology sparked rumours of a reconciliation. However, Amir later took to Twitter to clarify that the couple is most definitely and undoubtedly not getting back together, and is going ahead with the divorce. PHOTO: FARYAL MAKHDOOM/INSTAGRAM Now, in yet another recent turn of events, Faryal appeared to have  dramatically reunite with estranged husband, at least for an Instagram post. The 26-year-old took to Instagram to share a picture of Amir and their daughter. While the picture seems to be undated, it’s the caption that caught our attention. “We’re going to be doing this all over again #parentslove #5monthstogo,” wrote Faryal. SCREENSHOT Faryal hinted at a brighter future after months of well-documented acrimony. Last month Faryal deleted her pleading apology after the boxer appeared to snub her attempted reconciliation. Faryal posted a lengthy message on Twitter saying it is time for her and Khan to put their ‘differences behind us’. Amir Khan has the final word in spat with Faryal Makhdoom The businesswoman also apologised for all the ‘infighting’ between herself and Amir parents, which she revealed has had a ‘terrible effect’ on her marriage. Upon his arrival in the UK, Amir will have a talk with his family about the allegations made by Faryal against [Read More…]

Sep 042017
Boxing league will be open to female boxers: Amir Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Super Boxing League wil be open to female boxers of Pakistan, said British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan on Monday while making the formal announcement of his upcoming boxing league in the country. While speaking to the media, Amir said he has taken the idea from his partner in India who started a similar league. “If India can host boxing [tournaments] then Pakistan has more talent [for the sport].”“Want to do this for Pakistan and want to promote boxing in Pakistan,” said Amir.Present with Amir was a British envoy, who said he will try to get the English cricket team to play in Pakistan, in an attempt to promote sports at an international level in the country.Amir said the boxing league will be a professional platform as he wants to the sport to flourish in Pakistan. Moreover, he added, each city of the country will also have academies to train people for boxing.Teams from Multan, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Quetta, Sialkot and Karachi would participate in the league, Amir further said. The league will have a point-based system and will be “short and explosive” and will be similar to PSL-like tournaments. Explaining further, the British-Pakistani boxer said each city will have a boxing academy, run by professional coaches who will finalise a team and hold initial trials for the entrants. The boxer added that the title of the league will be owned by the World Boxing Council and the league will enable local boxers to win a WBC belt.Amir said that he will be starting [Read More…]

Jul 072017
Mayweather v McGregor is great for boxing, says Amir Khan

MUMBAI: Amir Khan spent years trying to nail down a showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr yet the Briton is more than happy to see the undefeated multi-division world champion come out of retirement to face a man who has never had a single professional bout. Mayweather hung up his gloves in 2015 with a 49-0 record but the 40-year-old American will return to the ring for a lucrative 12-round boxing match against Irish mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor in Las Vegas next month. Reports of a fight between former world light-welterweight champion Khan and Mayweather often surfaced in the media but the bout never materialised as neither camp came close to the negotiating table. Despite plenty of criticism within boxing, the 30-year-old Khan feels the crossover fight between Mayweather and McGregor will be positive for the sport, which he feels has lost ground to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) MMA promotion. “It’s a business fight, one,” Khan told Reuters.“Two, what’s going to happen now is it’s between boxing and MMA.“At the moment, MMA and UFC is doing so many great numbers on TV, on pay-per-view. Boxing is doing OK but it took little bit of a dip. We are not getting the good pay-per-view numbers we used to. “For now to combine both sports together is going to be great for the sport of boxing (more) than MMA.“We hit a wall and we didn’t really do anything. Boxing never moved forward around the world, whereas MMA kept moving forward [Read More…]

Feb 262017
Amir Khan to fight Manny Pacquiao in April

LONDON: British boxer of Pakistani origin Amir Khan will face 11 times world champion Manny Pacquiao in a highly anticipated face off in the ring on April 23. The Filipino legend took to Twitter to announce his agreement with the three times world champion Khan.  Negotiations between team Pacquiao and team Khan have come to terms for the April 23 bout as this is what the fans wanted. #PacquiaoKhan — Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) February 26, 2017 This super fight is estimated to be valued at around $100 million. Amir Khan confirmed the news through a tweet. My team an I have agreed terms with Manny Pacquiao and his team for a super fight #pacquiaokhan #April23rd — Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) February 26, 2017 “The location of the fight is either UK, USA or UAE,” Khan said. “The fight is going to be big. We are both in the top three in the welterweight division. Everybody wants to see this fight.” News of the title fight kills hopes of Pacquiao coming face to face with Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane. Negotiations between Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum had been underway with Horn’s handlers, Duco Events, for a fight with Horn at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. In response to a poll conducted by Pacquiao, 48% of his fans voted in favour of Amir Khan. When asked about the possibility of facing the Filipino legend, Khan said:  “I have left it to my team to decide. It’ll be huge if it happens.”  Who do you want me [Read More…]

Dec 292016

Boxer Amir Khan’s wife Faryal Makhdoom regrets stirring a hornet’s nest two weeks ago. “It is getting crazy now. We all look stupid,” Daily Mail quoted her as saying. By “it” she meant the ugly feud with her in-laws that began when she accused them of bullying her in a shocking social media rant. As the very public spat showed no sign of receding, Aamir intervened, pleading with his wife and family to end their “childish” fight. “This is getting to the point where they will lose a son and a husband,” he tweeted earlier. Boxer Amir Khan’s wife bans his family from visiting their two-year-old, sister claims “For Amir this is really hard because it’s the love of his life and the mother of his child fighting with his mum, dad and siblings. Obviously he’s not happy,” Faryal added. According to her, she was three months pregnant when Amir’s family first asked her mother to fly from New York and take her home. “When my mum arrived, she begged Amir’s mum. Divorce is such a shameful thing for a girl in my culture. She even touched Amir’s mum’s feet. Then she asked Amir if he wanted her to take me and he said no,” Faryal stated. She also revealed how Amir’s sister assaulted her when she was eight months pregnant. Boxer Amir Khan’s mother opens up on daughter-in-law’s abuse allegations Faryal shared that she would fight for Amir forever and remain with him forever, no matter how many obstacles came their way. Recently, when Amir was [Read More…]

May 282016

KARACHI: World Boxing Council Silver welterweight champion Amir Khan will be holding a high-end charity event, under the aegis of the Amir Khan Trust, from June 2 to raise funds for drilling two wells in Thar. The event’s organisers revealed that the international boxer’s tour will stretch over three days with a meet-and-greet at a local mall taking place on May 31, followed by a public workout at the Frere Hall the next day. The main event, which will feature eight international boxers, will take place on June 2 at a local hotel. “It is a fund-raising event to drill two water wells in Thar,” the organisers told The Express Tribune. “The main event will be properly recorded as Khan wants to bring international boxing to Pakistan.” Meanwhile, hospitality partners of Amir Khan Trust, Pearl Continental Hotels, revealed that the charges for the Main Fight Night are set at Rs150,000/- for a table of ten people each. National boxers in the dark about event While the event is aimed at improving the boxing scenario in Pakistan, the national boxers, surprisingly, are unaware of it. PAF boxer Arshad Hussain, who is currently attending a training camp in Islamabad ahead of Pakistan’s Olympic qualifiers, revealed that the Pakistan Boxing Federation had not told them about the event. However, Hussain remains optimistic that having international boxers fighting in the country is the best way forward to improve the scenario of the sport in the country. “The reason we are not performing to our potential [Read More…]

Dec 212015

KARACHI: Tanveer Ahmed, the All-Pakistan Boxing Tournament gold medallist in the 75kg event, believes that Amir Khan will not disappoint Lyariites with his promises of opening an academy in their locality.Tanveer represented Navy in the week-long boxing tournament, which concluded at the People’s Stadium in Karachi on Monday and was named after Britain’s world renowned pugilist Amir Khan, who also attended the prize distribution ceremony.“It was a special moment to receive my gold medal from Amir Khan at the closing ceremony,” Tanveer told The Express Tribune. “This is especially encouraging for Lyariites. I hope that Amir will keep his promise and open an academy for the boxers here. He has given us hope. I have a feeling that he won’t disappoint us.”United through sport: Boxing for peace in LyariTanveer easily outpointed Balochistan’s Faisal Khan 3-0 in the gold medal fight, but his team couldn’t match the overall prowess of Pak Army, who stood first in the overall rankings by winning three gold medals. Tanveer’s Navy finished second with a single gold, two silver and a bronze medal, while PAF claimed the third position via two silver medals.Earlier, Amir had expressed his pleasure to be present at the landmark boxing event and urged his Pakistani fanbase to up their support in his future bouts.Why ‘Amir Khan’ tournament, ask former boxers“I’m glad I’m in Lyari,” said Amir. “I’ll make the academy for all the boxers here. I have a fight in March and I hope everyone in Pakistan watches it. I’ll come back [Read More…]

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