Khan announces to start professional boxing in Pakistan


Pakistan-born British boxer Amir Khan has announced to start professional boxing in Pakistan from 2019.

Khan on Monday met the president of the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) Arabic zone, Nouman Shah to discuss the future of professional boxing in Pakistan.

Khan said that he wants to give professional boxing a unique identity in Pakistan and for that, they have started working.

“I really want to work for giving boxing a unique identity in Pakistan,” he said.

Khan was quick to add that they are organising Super Boxing League (SBL) in Pakistan next year which will play an important role for them to bring boxing under the limelight.

“Next year we are organising SBL in Pakistan for the very first time and I hope it will add potential to our vision of bolster boxing arena in the country,” said Khan.

He further said that they will provide immense opportunities to the talented boxers in Pakistan through their development program.

“This program will help us providing ample opportunities to the boxers in the country,” he said.

They also decided to establish a board to deal with issuing the license to the boxers who are willing to represent Pakistan.

On the other hand, Nauman Shah appreciated Khan’s vision for promoting professional boxing in Pakistan.

Shah said that they got full support from WBC hence they will work hard to enhance the status of boxing in the country.

“We have got the support of WBC in improving the image of boxing in our country,” said Shah.

It is pertinent to mention here that the WBC on October 20 appointed Noman Shah of Pakistan as the president of their boxing program in Arabic Zone comprised of five countries including India, Pakistan, Oman, Afghanistan, and Iran.