Resurgent up at welterweight, Amir Khan faces doubtlessly dangerous Chris Algieri live on BoxNation this Friday night from 2am. it is a have to-win fight for the Bolton big name as he looks to close in on a moneymaking and mouthwatering fight with pound-for-pound superstar Floyd Mayweather.
17 Facts by Uncle Saff Gohir about Amir Khan on Twitter
Here, we take you via 17 random information you might not have acknowledged about the 28-12 months-old.
- 1)Amir Iqbal Khan became born in Bolton on the eighth December 1986. His present day originally hail from Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
- 2) Khan has sisters and a more youthful brother Haroon who’s additionally a professional boxer. He is also a first cousin trendy Essex and England fast bowler Sajid Mahmood.
- 3) Amir attended Smithills school in Bolton and become first taken to the Bolton Lads boxing gym with the aid of his father, elderly 8, because he become ‘overactive’. His early life hero became former 3 time global heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali.
- 4) starting competitively at 11, he misplaced three today’s his first six fights but after shifting to Bury ABC gained seven national junior titles and was successful in 101 modern-day 110 newbie contests.
- 5) In worldwide competition, the Bolton lad struck gold on the Junior Olympics (Louisiana), ecu college students (Rome), ecu Cadets (Lithuania) and international Junior (South Korea) meets, bagging the great Boxer present day the tournament on each occasion.
- 6) As Britain’s sole rep at the 2004 Athens Olympics, Khan have become GB’s youngest ever boxing medallist, elderly 17, while he made the lightweight very last.
- 7) to start with, crew GB turned into reluctant to chance Khan in Greece trendy his young people. but, they re-assessed once Pakistan started to show an interest in sending him.
- 8) prior to turning pro, he finished a two 12 months sports activities improvement degree at Bolton community college.
- 9) For all his rich herbal ability, Khan is maligned for having a ‘susceptible’ chin and Rachid Drilzane, Willie Limond, Michael Gomez, Breidis Prescott (two times), Danny Garcia (three times) and Julio Diaz have all placed him at the canvas as a pro.
- 10) Khan have become Britain’s 0.33 youngest boxing global champion while he snared the WBA light-welterweight title from Andriy Kotelnik at Manchesters men area in July 2009. handiest Naseem Hamed and Herbie cover had been younger.
- 11) Amir is a practising Muslim, attends mosque, follows a halal weight loss program and observes Ramadan. in addition to English, he is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi.
- 12) He has an splendid song record for raising budget and awareness for charitable causes and his CV lists involvement with Oxfam, NSPCC, Childline, national Rail’s ‘No Messin’, plus several global tasks.
- 13) In January 2010, he opened the Gloves community Centre in Halliwell, Bolton. The center served as a schooling facility, newbie boxing club, HQ for the Khan empire and an schooling centre for nearby youngsters. Amir invested ?? 750,000 latest his personal money to get the undertaking commenced.
- 14) Khan is a lifelong fan modern day his domestic city membership Bolton Wanderers and contemporary ultra-modern their education centers on the Reebok Stadium. He also accompanied England at the 2010 world Cup in South Africa.
- 15) Khan boasts over 1.five million fans on Twitter. but, he has blocked over 1000 for unsavoury messages about his ethnicity, religion and ability.
- 16) In may 2013, he married Pakistani-American Faryal Makhdoom on the Waldorf Astoria resort in big apple metropolis. A subsequent ‘Walima’ rite in Manchester catered for over 4,000! ‘howdy’ magazine bagged the image rights. The pair have a daughter Lamaisah (meaning soft and mild) who celebrated her first birthday ultimate Saturday.
- 17) inside the spring present day 2014, Khan signed with reclusive but highly influential US ‘adviser’ Al Haymon within the hope brand new securing destiny mega fights with which include Floyd Mayweather, Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman and Adrien Broner who also are on Haymon’s roster.