Amir Khan Reaching Out To Help
While the fights have been cancelled and the whole world is on COVID-19 lockdown, fighters have been using social media to reach out to the general public with messages of inspiration and ways to help.
Former unified junior welterweight champion Amir “King” Khan (34-5, 21ko) has answered the call to help in these times.
The former British champion also used other social outlets to engage fans in a workout while being on quarantine.
This current epidemic has made fighters more accessible for fan engagement and this was indeed a kind gesture by the former unified champion.
This has been one of the most troublesome times for the sport; fights are cancelled going as far as July. This includes the trilogy bout featuring WBC Heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21ko) against former champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41ko). This would indicate that boxing is hurt, wobbly and will be for quite some time.
Khan, like many fans in the U.K, is feeling the pain of nothing to watch on Saturday night. Even the domestic circuit-level fights have been postponed to a painful degree. This has hurt those fighters in the lower ranks looking to make a name on the world stage.
However, fighters, trainers and fans are on standby mode and hopefully when things will return to normal.
By: Garrisson Bland