IN the ring, Amir Khan was as soon as in comparison with the nice Muhammad Ali after successful an Olympic silver aged simply 17 in Athens manner again in 2004.
The boxer has been the headlines this yr on account of his tumultuous relationship with spouse Faryal Makhdoom and he nearly made it to the ultimate of I’m A Movie star. Right here’s all the pieces it is advisable to know…
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Who’s Amir Khan? What’s his background?
Amir Khan was born in Bolton on December eight, 1986. He grew up within the Larger Manchester city in a British-Pakistani household, who’re Muslim by religion.
Khan went to Smithills Faculty within the city after which Bolton Neighborhood School. He has one brother, Harry, additionally a boxer and two sisters.
He started to field aged 11, successful three English faculties titles and three junior ABA titles, earlier than successful gold on the 2003 Junior Olympics and gold on the 2004 European Pupil Championships in Lithuania.
What’s Amir Khan’s web price?
As of July 2013 Amir Khan’s web price is £18million, in response to The Sunday Occasions 2016 wealthy listing.
Khan has made some huge cash from his fights, and reportedly scooped £12m from bouts in 2014 alone.
Clearly, the extra a boxer fights, the more cash they will make, particularly if they will make good cash from big-name opponents.
In September 2013, he introduced plans to ‘make Bolton higher’ and pledged to take a position £5m in the local people, which included opening a make-up store, run by his spouse Faryal.
Does Amir Khan have any phobias and what else has he stated about I’m A Movie star?
Amir Khan undoubtedly is aware of what he’s afraid of – spiders, snakes and heights!
“I’m one man who hates spiders,” he admits. “At any time when I see a spider at dwelling, I get my sister to maneuver it. I simply don’t cope with it. I hope I don’t come throughout any of them when I’m within the Jungle however I do know I’m going to.
“Will I scream? Sure undoubtedly however possibly that is the time the place I face my phobias!”
The boxer is hoping to point out folks he’s like exterior of the ring and he’s eager to be exterior of his consolation zone.
Khan believes he’ll turn into a frontrunner within the jungle, one who will rise up for everybody and push the group ahead to attain their targets.
Though he’ll have a good time his birthday in jungle he is aware of his household is behind him.
Amir says that successful could be brillitant, “I shall be King Khan! King of the Jungle – now that’s an awesome title!”
Sadly it wasn’t meant to be after he was booted from the Jungle simply two days away from the finale.
How did Amir Khan make his breakthrough?
Amir Khan’s boxing breakthrough got here on the 2004 Olympic Video games in Athens the place Khan shocked the whole subject and have become nationwide darling when he boxed his strategy to Olympic silver on the age of simply 17.
Khan solely misplaced 30-22 to Cuba’s two-time defending champ Mario Kindelan within the light-weight remaining – lacking out on changing into the youngest boxing Olympic champion since Floyd Patterson in 1952.
What’s Amir Khan’s skilled boxing report?
Amir Khan’s professional report is 31 wins and 4 defeats in 35 fights.
He then turned skilled and made his debut towards David Bailey in Bolton in July 2005 and knocked him out within the first spherical.
Khan then went on to attain 18 wins as a professional, earlier than he misplaced to Colombia’s Breidis Prescott within the MEN Area in Manchester, due to a knockout.
Trying to get his profession again on monitor, he went on to beat Paulie Malinaggi and Marcos Maidana in an eight-bout successful streak that stretched three years.
However Khan then misplaced to Lamont Peterson in December 2011, however was reinstated as WBA and IBF light-welterweight champ after the American failed a medicine check.
Seven months later, Khan would go on to lose to Danny Garcia on a technical knock out, however stored combating on, beating Carlos Molina, Julio Diaz, Luis Collazo, Devon Alexander and Chris Algieri, earlier than taking place to Canelo Alvarez in Could final yr after stepping as much as middleweight.
Khan then speculated that he might change nations to Pakistan, after the Olympics started to just accept professional boxers into the competitors.
Final yr, The Solar completely revealed that Khan had been combating for 13 years with a damaged HAND and had pins put into the limb to appropriate the issue.
In December, promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed Khan and Kell Brook are in talks to host a bumper bout, most likely within the spring and more than likely to be fought at welterweight.
Nevertheless talks broke down between the pair with each boxers accusing the opposite of being the rationale the struggle was off.
Khan just lately introduced he was near agreeing a showdown with Manny Pacquiao, however but once more the struggle was referred to as out with the Filipino’s promoter Bob Arum claiming the match up was “pie within the sky”.
What about Amir Khan’s private life, spouse and household?
Tweets from Amir Khan’s Twitter account had claimed he has cut up from spouse Faryal Makhdoom… and accused her of dishonest on him with Anthony Joshua.
A tweet on the boxer’s account learn: “So me and the spouse Faryal have agreed to separate. I’m at present in Dubai. Want her all the perfect.”
He later confirmed on snapchat that it was him tweeting it, after Faryal claimed her and Khan’s accounts had been hacked.
Nevertheless, the couple have since appeared to restore their relationship after Amir Khan posted a cuddly selfie on Instagram.
Khan married Pakistani-American Faryal in Could 2013 and the pair have a baby, Lamaisah, who was born in 2014.
The pair met after being launched by a mutual pal, however Makhdoom has had a collection of fallings-out with Khan’s household, seeming to make enjoyable of the Khans via her social media platforms.
Khan has beforehand had hyperlinks to Katie Value, regardless of the previous Web page three mannequin courting Alex Reid on the time – however the boxer has denied these claims.
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What about Amir Khan’s sex tape scandal?
In January 2017, Amir Khan was caught up in a sex tape storm after a long-rumoured video was leaked on to the internet, as The Sun exclusively revealed.
The X-rated clip shows him in just a t-shirt and boxer shorts performing a sex act on himself, while in a video chat conversation with a female model.
Khan’s sex tape was believed to have been recorded just days after the world champ’s wedding to Faryal.
The woman in the video, from Arizona, had reportedly had a fling with Khan as far back as 2010.