Jan 102018
Boxer Amir Khan says has left behind family troubles

LONDON: British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan said that he has put behind his matrimonial troubles and is totally focused on winning the next big fight in April when he returns to the ring after the absence of nearly two years.The 31-year-old former world champion told Geo News that he will return to the ring at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, on April 21, with an opponent to be announced in a week. Amir Khan announced his return to boxing at a press conference in Dorchester Hotel here, when he was joined by his father Shah Khan and promoter Eddie Hearn.“I have put behind all the family problems, personal problems and relationship problems,” he said when asked about his issues with wife Faryal Makhdoom, which made headlines for at least three months. The couple is now back together and expecting their second child.Amir Khan told that he has entered a new chapter in his life and he is focused on that. He said that next few years are going to be the final years of his boxing career as he is now 31 and has few fights left.“I am 31 and will make sure I make no more mistakes – staying happy and making sure no mistakes are made and doing the right thing. Boxing is everything for me and I will make sure that I achieve the highest goals,” Khan said.Amir Khan’s father Shah Khan said that his son was focused on training and getting ready for the next big fight [Read More…]

Jun 142017
Boxer Amir Khan chased, attacked by gang in Bolton

Khan, 30, was attacked by a group of men in his hometown of Bolton. Photo: FameFlynet MANCHESTER: Boxing champion Amir Khan was chased through the streets during a road rage attack when a car rammed into his £100,000 Range Rover on Wednesday.Pakistani-descent Khan was attacked by a group of men in his hometown of Bolton in Greater Manchester when his car was involved in an accident, The Sun reported.The boxer and other party engaged in a violent encounter after a confrontation over the collision -thought to have been caused when the boxer took a wrong turn.Several men set on Khan with one man throwing a punch in his direction, sources said.No arrests have been made in relation to the incident, which took place at around 9.15 PM local time on Friday.A Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman said: ‘We were called to reports of road rage incident/assault…It appears the person driving has made a wrong turn and this has angered the person behind them and there’s been an altercation.”This is not the first time the boxer has encountered trouble while driving.In 2012 he was targeted by a six-strong gang who tried to steal his Range Rover by ambushing him following a night out with his boxer brother Haroon in Birmingham.The brothers fought off the men who later posted a video online claiming to have stolen keys to his Porsche and a Louis Vitton wallet containing 500 euros. Click for detailed story

Dec 272016
Boxer Amir Khan planning comeback with big wins after injury

Amir Khan planning his ring comeback with big wins for 2017 as he recovers from two hand surgeries. Former world champion Amir Khan (31-4, 19KOs) and UK’s youngest Olympian to win a medal is in discussions with his management team to plan his ring return in April 2017. Amir started his fight boot camp with Coach Virgil in San Francisco on December 19th. Amir moved up in weight to 155-pounds to challenge Canelo for the WBC middleweight world title in May. The loss to Canelo was not the sole reason for Khan’s inactivity. He had surgery on his right hand, twice, to fix an old injury that’s been getting worse over the years. “My hand is healing well, I’m just getting used to punching again. I’ve used it in a couple of sessions and now it’s about building my confidence. I feel a difference when I punch, the hand feels more secure. I remember when it used to be weak and I couldn’t punch without getting a sharp pain,” Khan. “I want to go out on a high. You’re always one fight away from losing and maybe Bernard should have packed it in when he knew he was getting that bit older. But he took that one last fight,” Khan said. Khan hasn’t fought on home soil in four years. Khan won a very close decision over Julio Diaz back in April of 2013, in a fight which took place in Sheffield. Click for detailed story

Jun 052016
?Proud British fighter? Amir Khan wants success for Pakistan, too

ISLAMABAD: Boxer Amir Khan has denied betraying his British upbringing after being criticised for saying he would represent Pakistan at the Rio Games, insisting he only wanted to boost the sport in his parents´ country of birth. But the Bolton-born fighter also admitted he would not be willing to face an accompanying two-year ban from the World Boxing Council (WBC) that would jeopardise his professional career, making an Olympic appearance unlikely. Speaking to AFP in an exclusive interview in Islamabad, where he launched his first boxing academy on Saturday, Khan said he was a “proud British fighter” who had represented his country at the Athens Olympics and would therefore not want to deprive fellow Britons of a ticket to Rio De Janeiro. “I´m not doing it because I´m not happy being British. I´m a proud British fighter, but it´s the way people took it out of context and calling me a traitor – I meant it in a way that I´d rather give someone else an opportunity instead because Pakistan has no boxers,” he said. “But, you know, at the moment we are just waiting and seeing. I don´t think I´ll be allowed to do that anyway because obviously, the WBC, they won´t allow it.” WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has denounced a rule change by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) allowing professionals to compete in the Olympics where they would face amateurs, calling the move dangerous. He vowed to impose a two-year ban on any professional fighter who chose to [Read More…]

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