IN the ring, Amir Khan was once compared to the great Muhammad Ali after winning an Olympic silver aged just 17 in Athens all the way back in 2004. The boxer has been the headlines this year due to his tumultuous relationship with wife Faryal Makhdoom and he almost made it to the final of I'm A Celebrity. Here's everything you need to know... 💰How to claim your FREE £30 bet on I'm a Celeb💰1 Register for Sun Bets here 2 Bet £10 or more 3 Sun Bets will stick a £30 bet in your account Who is Amir Khan? What is his background? Amir Khan was born in Bolton on December 8, 1986. He grew up in the Greater Manchester town in a British-Pakistani family, who are Muslim by faith. Khan went to Smithills School in the town and then Bolton Community College. He has one brother, Harry, also a boxer and two sisters. He began to box aged 11, winning three English schools titles and three junior ABA titles, before winning gold at the 2003 Junior Olympics and … [Read more...] about What is Amir Khan’s net worth, when was boxer evicted from I’m A Celebrity 2017 and who is his wife Faryal Makhdoom?
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Barely 48 hours after Brooklyn had hosted an exhilarating heavyweight title fight between Deontay Wilder and Luis Oritz – a contest which could arguably be enough to reinstate your faith in the combat sport – boxing has shot itself in the foot once again.Canelo 'Saul' Alvarez's positive test for Clenbuterol can be classed as many things. Intentional cheating or the latest Mexican athlete to fall foul of contaminated meat; either way one of the world's biggest sportspeople has tested positive for a banned substance.The 27-year-old may have already had his name cleared by the same World Anti-Doping Agency [Wada] lab which tested him, but his name and his eagerly-anticipated rematch with Gennady Golovkin will forever be overshadowed by this episode.Global sports fans will no longer be fooled by excuses or loopholes and in the 24/7 rolling news vortex, underpinned by social media commentary, you are no more than a click and a scroll from an individual's life story. This could … [Read more...] about Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin rematch will take place for one reason despite failed drugs test
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez will travel to the Colorado Mountains to begin a high altitude training regime his camp feel will give him the physical edge over Gennady Golovkin. The two middleweight kings meet in their highly-anticipated rematch on one of the boxing calendar's most celebrated dates on Cinco de Mayo [5 May] after battling to a hugely controversial draw last September. The Mexican's team does not anticipate any major changes for Golokvin during his preparations, but will themselves relocate to a higher altitude for part of their training camp where Canelo's trainer Chepo Reynoso feels they can address the conditioning issues they saw creep in during the first fight. "We will arrive in Colorado on 3 or 4 March," Reynoso told ESPN Deportes. "There we intend to take advantage of the high altitude. We already have the sparring ready, not Saul is working with Alexis Salazar, a middleweight we have in the gym. Once we are there [in Colorado], the European sparrers will arrive." … [Read more...] about Canelo Alvarez radically changes up training camp in bid to match Gennady Golovkin
WORLD title shots don't come along that often, but James Tennyson insists he hasn't “missed the boat” after he turned down the chance to fight WBC super-featherweight Miguel Berchelt. Tennyson, who tops the bill at the Europa Hotel on Saturday night, is currently ranked number four with the WBA and is confident that a shot at their champion Alberto Machado could be made for some time in 2018. “It's going to be a big year,” said the hammer-handed Belfast Kronk fighter (20-2). “I'm highly ranked with them and there are some big fights in the pipeline.” Focussing on the proposed Berchelt fight, he added: “I want to fight no matter what. “It was a big opportunity but it was out of my control because there were other opponents in the pipeline. I have a team that deals with all that and they dealt with it and the fight didn't come off. “But it's good to be getting a mention for big fights like that, it means I've made good progress and … [Read more...] about I haven’t ‘missed the boat’ says world title prospect James Tennyson
Amir Khan is expected to announce on Wednesday that he is teaming up with his one-time rival Eddie Hearn. Khan has called a press conference at a London hotel where he is set to announce he is joining Hearn’s Matchroom stable, raising the possibility of a showdown with Kell Brook. The former two-time world light-welterweight champ has consistently rejected Hearn’s offers to face bitter rival Brook and may be more accommodating now they are part of the same stable. Khan, 30, hopes Hearn, who has an exclusive tie-up with Sky Sports, can relaunch his stalled career and he has not fought since being stopped by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in May 2016. Brook is due to return to the ring in March for his first fight since he was knocked out by Errol Spence Jr at Bramall Lane last May. Brook also lost his previous bout against Gennady Golovkin and there had been suggestions he would look to hang up his gloves. But promoter Hearn insisted last year Brook will return at … [Read more...] about Amir Khan set to join one-time rival Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom in boost to Kell Brook showdown hopes