Published On: Thu, Aug 20th, 2015

Amir Khan to start a boxing academy in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: British-born Pakistani boxer Amir Khan on Wednesday told the media that he is going to establish a boxing academy in Islamabad in the next few months.

While talking to the media at the Sports Complex, Amir briefed that the paperwork of the project has been completed and soon he will launch a boxing academy in the capital for the young and talented boxers of Pakistan.

After meeting Director General Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera, the World Boxing Council Silver Welterweight champion Amir said that Pakistan is rich in natural talent, but they just don’t have the infrastructure and proper facilities.

He further said that he had visited Pakistan frequently, but have only stayed for 2 or 3 days. This is for the first time I have stayed here for a several days, I will be here for nine more days and it is purely for the sake of academy.

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Amir added that Pakistan is a beautiful and peaceful country, it is absolutely safe for all kinds of sports. Whenever I’m here I feel secure, it is a safe country and I would like to see all other teams and sportsman to visit Pakistan.

After the meeting, Ganjera said that we had offered our boxing hall to Amir. He can establish his boxing academy there, he showed his full interest in the plan. He also said that the things have yet to be finalized, as he will meet IPC secretary Ijaz Chaudhry and Federal IPC Minister Riaz Hussain Prizada to discuss the matter.

Ganjera concluded by saying that after getting the approval from the higher authorities, we will sign a MoU with Amir for the project.

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