Amir Khan pledges to train Pakistani boxers himself

Briton pugilist says any Pakistani boxer is welcome to his academy is England

Sports Desk August 03, 2015

KARACHI: Briton Amir Khan has pledged to come to Pakistan to train the local boxers himself while talking to the reporters on Monday.

Amir, who is on a visit to Pakistan with his family, said that he is ready to train Pakistani boxers in England if they want to visit his Amir Khan academy there.

The 28-year-old said that Pakistan only lacks facilities while the boxing talent is there.

He further said that he got a lot of love from the Pakistan fans and he was happy to receive such support from the nation.

Read: Boxer Amir Khan lands in Lahore

Amir’s father also pointed out an issue and said that there were two parties handling boxing affairs and if they could work out a solution, they are ready to accept boxers in their academy in England.

Earlier, Amir landed in Lahore on Friday with his wife and daughter on a three to four day tour of Pakistan.

While talking to the media, he said he has brought his wife and daughter to Pakistan for the very first time and they are really happy to be here.

Current World Boxing Council Silver Welterweight champion said that he will meet the Pakistani boxers and also share his experiences with them.

Recently, Amir Khan is trying to get a fight with pound-for-pound unbeaten boxer Floyd Maywearther Jr. Amir is optimistic that the undefeated champion will give him a chance to meet him in the ring soon.


Karachi | 8 years ago | Reply Amazing ambassador for Pakistan. Has a big heart, and yearns to see development for Pakistan and the overseas Pakistani diaspora. You only have to look at the sort of investments hes made in his hometown to see this man is the real deal. If only certain other elements in Pakistan could put their money where their mouth is in a similar way... He has a big fanbase in his home country, but also gets hate. In the US though, he is liked a lot by the Americans, as a fighter from "Europe", which is a good thing, in terms of getting across a positive message of Pakistanis in the US. If only he could get the Mayweather fight (unlikely), but hopefully big Brook fight + Pacquiao on the horizon. Pakistan Zindabaad!
MJ | 8 years ago | Reply Before Aman committee ruined everything healthy about Liyari, there was a time that the area produced world class boxers. If someone builds a facility for them and train them boxers from Liary have the physique, genetics and talent to be competitive on international level.
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