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Amir Khan Is All Set To Launch Pakistan’s Very First Boxing League

Amir Khan has been in the headlines lately, but for all the wrong reasons. He was embroiled in a very public spat with his estranged wife Faryal Makhdoom. He has, although, always had a very positive image in Pakistan, and his latest venture is set to consolidate it.

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Amir Khan plans to launch the very first boxing league in the country. The moves comes after Amir had been working tirelessly, through the Amir Khan Boxing Academy in Islamabad, to promote the sport in the country. A colleague and friend of his had introduced the concept to his native India, and Amir plans to replicate the format here in Pakistan.

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The league will consist of boxers from a total of eight cities of Pakistan- Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Quetta, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Peshawar and Multan. The boxers will comprise of both male and female boxers, all stepping into the ring for both glory and bragging rights.

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“I don’t want it to be an international event, it is going to be mainly for Pakistani boxers as we want to promote local talent. I am really looking forward to showing the world the talent we have in Pakistan. This is going to be great for [the future of] boxing in Pakistan. This is a chance for young people to win WBC belt”

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The tournament is set to take place by the end of 2017, probably at the Amir Khan Boxing Academy in Islamabad.

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Saad Gilani

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