British boxer Amir Khan landed in Lahore on Friday July 31st 2015 with his wife and daughter, he came to Pakistan on a short tour to challenge the youth of Pakistan in StingChallenge event (twitter hash tag #stingchallenge). Today August 2nd 2015 an event was arranged by Sting TM energy drink at PC Lahore at which 50 challengers had a chance to meet the legendary Amir Khan.
To qualify for a challenge the challengers had to punch a sand bag with enough power to make it move back, first 50 registered challengers met Amir Khan in a boxing ring and some of them trained with him too.
Bloggers were invited at the stage before the public, we had a short but great session with the Amir King Khan. Bloggers tried their best to throw punches at the star Boxer, but his professionalism meant he blocked everything without breaking a sweat. Here are a few snaps of me and other bloggers training with Amir King Khan
Lahoris were more than happy and enthusiastic to meet Amir khan, he spent a lot of time in ring with public, his brothers and other family members were also present at the event. He admired pakistani youth for their energy and passion.
Amir Khan said:
“If Pakistani youth is trained well, it can earn laurels for the country at international level. There is no dearth of boxing talent in Pakistan rather it is rich in this field but the dire need of the hour is to groom under a long-term plan. They have potential to gain international prominence if modern training and facilities are provided to them to polish their skills.”
About Amir Khan
Amir Khan (born 8 December 1986) is an English professional boxer. He was born and raised in Bolton, England. He belongs to a Pakistani Rajput familywith roots in Punjab.He was educated at Smithills School in Bolton and Bolton Community College. Khan is Muslim, and a member of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order. He is a former two time world champion, having won the WBA, WBA (Super) and IBF Light Welterweight titles. He currently holds the World Boxing Council WBC Silver Welterweight title. He has fought at three weight classes: lightweight, light welterweight, and welterweight.
Khan is the youngest British Olympic boxing medalist, winning silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics, at the age of 17. He is also one of the youngest British world champions ever, winning the WBA Light Welterweight title at age 22. The International Business Times ranked him the eighth best pound for pound boxer in 2011. Source: wikipedia.org