Karachi: Amir Khan is currently in Pakistan in order to raise funds for the drought affected people of Thar and for the promotion of boxing in Pakistan. Amir Khan had earlier promised on his previous visits to Pakistan that he will bring international boxers to Pakistan and this event is a realization of that dream.
Amir Khan said in an event organized at Pearl Continental Hoteal in Karachi, on Wednesday, that he wants to enhance the skills of the local boxers and give them more exposure.
“Our youth posses’ immense potential but they lack opportunities and guidance in the field of sports. The idea is to bring international boxing to Pakistan and to support world class entertainment and exposure of boxing in the country.” said Khan.
The main fight night is scheduled for 2nd June at the Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi where seven international boxers will participate in a variety of events and the proceeds of the night will be directed towards the Amir Khan Trust.
The Superstar Boxing Event is an effort of Amir Khan Trust to raise funds to provide clean drinking water for the citizens of Thar. Along with that the Amir Khan Trust will also support the boxing culture and encourage international events in Pakistan according to an official press release of the event.
Seven international boxers including Tasif Khan, Gallagher Dayle, Jody Meikle, Stuart Maddox, Francis Peter Douglas Croes, Haroon Khan and Phil Townley will participate in the event.
The visit of the international boxers for charity event is also supported by the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The coaches and referees of BIBA will also be a part of this event.
The grand event will start with a red carpet followed by Amir Khan’s welcome note and matches including Middle Weight Bout, Bantam Weight Bout and Cruiser Weight Bout. The event also includes auctions of Amir Khan’s souvenirs whose earning will go for charity. Tables of main fight night are being sold for PKR 150,000 each. All the earnings of the main fight night event will go to Amir Khan Trust which will utilize the funds in building water wells in Thar.