World champion Amir Khan to visit Pakistan in October

LAHORE - The Pakistan Boxing Federation has invited WBA light welter weight world champion British boxer Amir Iqbal Khan as a special guest during the Shaheed Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto Cup International Boxing Tournament which will be held at Karachi on October 22 to 29 this year. Doda Khan Bhutto, President Pakistan Boxing Federation, Iqbal Hussain, vice president and secretary Muhammad Akram Khan said they have talked with the parents of the world champion on phone in England. They congratulated them on their son's win and extended an invitation to his father Sajjad Khan, who has shown their willingness to be at the event. "They accepted our invitation and said he will ask Amir to must tour Pakistan on the invitation and reconfirm his tour at the end of August after finalising his schedule fights," a PBF official said. Boxer Amir parents are from a Janjua family from Rawalpindi. Amir won the lightwelter weight world champion title after defeating Andreas Kotelnik on July 18 making him Britain's third-youngest world champion after Naseem Hameed and Herbie Hide. He is also the former Commonwealth lightweight champion, WBO Inter-Continental lightweight champion, and WBA International lightweight champion. The PBF official informed that the federation president has planed a crowning ceremony in honour of the boxer when he will visit here during the International Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Cup Boxing Tournament in October this year, in which 35 counters are expected to participate .

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