‘Khan has proved that you can be Asian and fly the flag for Britain’

by NADEEM BADSHAH BOXING icon Amir Khan has been praised for inspiring people from ethnic minority backgrounds to lace up their gloves and take up the sport. The former world champion will be among those featured in a new book on fighters from immigrant families of BAME heritage. Dr David Dee, from De Montfort University […]

Olympics: Kom in boxing’s athlete ambassadors group

Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom has been included in a 10-strong athlete ambassadors group to represent boxers in the build-up to next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games by the IOC’s Task Force for the sport, adding to the iconic pugilist’s innumerable achievements. Mary Kom will represent the Asian bloc in the group, which also […]

Amir Khan: ‘God has put me in this position on purpose’

BRITISH ASIAN boxer Amir Khan has once again extolled need to give back to society saying his purpose in life is to help those unfortunate than himself. Speaking at an award ceremony in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, Khan praised boxing for taking him to new heights, which in turn gave him the means […]

Amir Khan ready to face Pacquiao or Brook in ‘early 2020’

BRITISH boxer Amir Khan is preparing for a blockbuster showdown and believes the time is right for a fight with either Manny Pacquia or Kell Brook. The 32-year-old will take the rest of the year off before resuming training in early 2020. He only fought twice in 2019. Khan was taken down by Terence Crawford […]

Mary Kom caught in Olympic qualification row in India

Mary Kom has inspired many young boxers in India but one of the new generation feels the six-times world champion has received special treatment from the country’s federation over Olympic qualification and is fighting back. The 36-year-old Kom, an Olympic bronze medallist from London 2012, has been given an automatic spot in a qualifying competition […]

Mary Kom enters quarterfinals of World Boxing Championships

Six-time champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) on Tuesday advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Women’s Boxing Championships after a hard-fought victory in the last-16 stage in Ulan-Ude, Russia. The 36-year-old boxer triumphed 5-0 against Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong, who kept the veteran on her toes with an aggressive approach but just didn’t connect enough. The […]

Amir Khan ends three-year feud with parents

BOXER Amir Khan has ended the feud with his parents three years after they branded his wife “evil.” Khan and his parents — Shah and Falak — had a public fall out in 2016 after his wife, Faryal Makhdoom, accused them of bullying and violence. Recently, Amir’s parents said they hadn’t spoken to the boxer […]

Mary Kom wins gold medal in style ahead of World Championships

Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom claimed the gold medal without breaking a sweat in the 23rd President’s Cup, asserting her supremacy in a lop-sided 51kg bout final in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia on Sunday. The Olympic bronze medallist pugilist decimated Australian April Franks 5-0. The 36-year-old Indian had also won a gold medal at the […]

Amir Khan says he was told Pacquiao bout was signed

BRITISH PAKISTANI boxer Amir Khan said he was assured that a fight against Manny Pacquiao was fully agreed before he announced it to the world. Last week, Pacquiao’s camp denied reports that he would fight Khan in Saudi Arabia in November. Talking to Sky Sports about the misunderstanding, Khan said he was told contracts were […]

Manny Pacquiao camp denies Amir Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout

Manny Pacquiao’s publicist has denied claims that the boxer will be fighting Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia in November. The British Pakistani boxer on Tuesday said he had signed a deal to fight Pacquiao on November 8, and the deal would happen even if the 40-year-old were to lose to American Keith Thurman in Las […]