Amir Khan, British boxer from Pakistani descent, has announced that he is bringing league-based boxing to Pakistan. It is a great news for all the boxing fans in Pakistan. Amir Khan is hopeful that this league would help to secure the future of boxing in Pakistan.
“I’m bringing Super Boxing League this year and it will show the next generation of boxers,” said Khan in a video.
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Amir Khan launches first ever professional Super Boxing League in Pakistan
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“It’s going to be a month-long tournament; it will be really amazing and I’m looking forward to watching the talent of Pakistan. This is going to be big time. I really believe we have a huge amount of talent but no one has ever pointed it. Hopefully, 2018 is going to be a big year for Pakistani boxing.” Said Khan.
“I’ve named the teams: Islamabad Kings, Lahore Giants, Karachi Devils, Faisalabad Falcons, Multan Thunders, Peshawar Warriors and Quetta Stars,” he said.
The venues and schedule of this Super Boxing League (SBL) is yet to be confirmed but the franchises have been finalized. The franchises are as follows:
- Pakhtoon Warriors- Owned by Shahid Afridi ad Zeshan Afzal
- Multan Nawabs- Owned by Wasim Akram
- Lahore Rams- Owned by Ali Sheikh
- Karachi Cobras- Owned by Fahad Mustafa and Salman Iqbal
- Sialkot Shers- Owned by Jehangir Riaz
- Faisalabad Falcons- Owned by Rahaat Fateh Ali Khan and Salman
- Quetta Gladiators- Nadeem Omar and Saif Malik
- Islamabad Kings- TBA
There’s going to be six fighters in each team — five male and one female.
The Super boxing League is already operational in India and had its openings season last year.