ISLAMABAD: British-Pakistan Boxer Amir Khan has announced to launch a boxing league in the country. Speaking to private TV Channel Amir revealed that “Super Boxing League – Pakistan” will be held in December with franchised-based teams participating in the league.
“There will be eight teams and each team will comprise eight boxers,” Amir said. For the first edition, teams from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan, Sialkot and Azad Kashmir will be selected.
Amir, who held a similar event in India, is hopeful that the event will prove to be beneficial for country’s boxers.“The league in India was big, big hit, we had so many celebrities [who participated in the event] there,” he said.
“In Pakistan, each team will have a celebrity face from any field singing, acting or [others]. This has never been done before. We tried this in India and it was very successful, this is my own company and I have brought this to Pakistan,” he added.
Amir also said that he will not bring international boxers in the first edition as he is aiming to promote Pakistan’s local talent.