Published On: Wed, Jun 1st, 2016

Amir Khan will fight in Karachi


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Amir Khan, the World Boxing Council Silver welterweight champion, revealed in an interview about his tactics of one day titling a boxing occasion in Pakistan.

He stated that “In my career, one day, I will fight in Pakistan; that is a promise, maybe in a big stadium,” he further added, “I just want the people of Pakistan to experience a live fight, so one day I will do that for Pakistan.”

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The 29-year-old Brit stated that he desires to wrestle in Pakistan consecutively to serve the big fan base he has in the countryside. He told “The reason I want to do this in Pakistan is because I have a huge fan base here who watch my fights,” he continued by saying that “I want to give something back to them which means I want to show them see a ‘real’ fight.”

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He additionally stated that he wish to show up the country’s copious boxing talent.

“There is so much talent here; there are many young fighters who would be amazing in the ring,” he shared.

He further added “Whenever I go to Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) events, I don’t see countries like Pakistan and it upsets me” the boxer further said “Aspiring boxers can win medals for Pakistan but they don’t have the facilities. This made me come back here and build the Amir Khan Academy, which will be established in Islamabad in the Jinnah Stadium, and is going to open on June 4.”

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The Brit moreover asserted that he will be conveyance trainers from England.

“I want to help Pakistan; I know we have so much talent. I want to help Pakistan on the boxing side and I also want to send trainers from England to train young fighters.”

On the same time, the 29-year-old boxer also said that he is modest by evaluation with boxing great Muhammad Ali.

The British-born boxer added “Being mentioned even in a sentence with him is actually an honor for me,” he shared “And if I can do half of what he has done in his life, I will be satisfied with myself. He was a great fighter.”

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He continued by saying that “I am in the middle. I am from England and I am a Pakistani so whoever wins I will be cheering for them.”

Though, he added that he is good buddy with Pakistani cricketers such as Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik, who have supported him in his boxing occasions.

He shared “Shahid Afridi is very good friend of mine,”

He told about the Shahid’s concern by saying “He texted me a couple of days back saying ‘if you need anything in Karachi let me know’.

He continued “And I remember after the fight against Alvarez, Afridi sent me a message saying ‘Amir, you win some, you lose some. You will be back stronger’.

“So we stay in touch with each other every now and then” he added.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.