Amir Khan, the famous boxer, announced that he would donate Rs 1 million (£10,997) to the building of a dam in Pakistan, to battle the water shortage in the country. The British athlete praised the role of the army and government of Pakistan in their efforts to help the people with water troubles. After his fight against the Colombian boxer Samuel Vargas ends, he said he would donate more.
Khan also urged other celebrities and local people to contribute to the fund of Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, after the star cricketer Shahid Afridi donated Rs 1.5 million (£16,500).
The boxer also gained media attention after his wife Faryal Makhdoom turned to the social media Instagram to discuss her marriage through the ‘Ask me a question feature’, where she said she had ‘no idea’ why she had married him at such a young age.
These controversies came after reports that he cheated on her only 17 days after she gave birth to their child, with a 22-year-old Sophia Hammani.
Read on to learn more about life and career, as well as Amir Khan’s net worth.
Amir Iqbal Khan was born on December 8, 1986, in Bolton, Greater Manchester to a family of Punjab region roots, based in Pakistan. He started competitive boxing when he was 11 and achieved several early honors, including three English school titles, three junior ABA titles, and a gold medal at the 2003 Junior Olympic Games.
One year later, Khan qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics after finished first place at the 1st AIBA qualifying tournament, held in Bulgaria. He won a silver medal in Athens and became Britain’s youngest Olympic boxer at just 17 years old, the youngest since Colin Jones in 1976.
Today, he is a professional boxer. He had 18 wins consecutive wins before, losing to Breidis Prescott from Colombia, in the MEN Arena in Manchester. He then beat Paulie Malignaggi as well as Marcos Maidana in an eight-bout winning streak, which lasted three years.
Further down the line, he lost to Lamont Peterson but was reinstated shortly after as WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion, after the American boxer failed a drugs test.
Despite his loss to Danny Garcia, he beat Carlos Molina, Julio Diaz, Luis Collazo, Devon Alexander and Chris Algieri. In 2016, he lost in a fight against Canelo Alvarez after he stepped up to middleweight. Earlier this year, he returned to boxing and won against Phil Lo Greco in Liverpool, and then was scheduled to fight his rival Kell Brook at the end of 2018.
Instead, he fought and won against Samuel Vargas and Phil Lo Greco. Several days ago, he lost against Terence Crawford.
Amir Khan Wife
After the rumors about him cheating on his wife of five years Faryal Makhdoom after she delivered their second child Alayna Khan, she answered Instagram questions, and one was ‘Why did you get married so young?’ She replied: ‘Tbh I have no idea’. She was only 19 when she met Amir, and they got married after a year, at a New York wedding surrounded by 4,000 guests.
On the question ‘How do you stay patient in difficult times and when your heart is broken?’ she replied: ‘Alhamdulillah for my bad times. It brings me closer to my creator. Remembering him gives you patience.’
The famous boxer was reportedly caught on a private dating app Raya last month, and the couple also split for a bit in August of 2017 but made up after three months.
After Amir allegedly cheated with the 22-year-old Sophia Hammani, Faryal wrote two quotes on Instagram: ‘Enduring hardship is more rewarding than enjoying ease,’ and, ‘It may happen that you ask God for something and he does not give it to you to you in order to endow you with something of better quality later’.
Sophia admitted that she spent a night with Amir in a hotel room and that he made her feel ‘sick’. She added that Faryal forgave her for it, despite Amir rejecting everything on Twitter. He called her a fan who was unhappy that he would not pose for a picture:
‘What total nonsense! She was wanting a pic but was told to leave by security due to her being too drunk. IMO that’s the reason she sold a story. Quite strange at the fact that there is no photos of us together. Supposedly, I gave her £20, is that all she’s worth?’
Amir Khan Net Worth
As of this year, the famous boxer Amir Khan has an estimated net worth of approximately $30 million (£22.5m). He gained most of it from his many fights, as well as an appearance on “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” For this, he was reportedly paid £400,000.
‘Amir was a great get, but he came at a hefty cost. He’s going to be the best-paid celeb they’ve ever had.’ said a source. ‘Katie Price got somewhere close, but Amir’s is slightly higher again. He’s a huge name in sport and current after his recent marriage problems.’ The celebrities usually get between £25,000 and £250,000.
In addition, Amir received $600,000 (£452,000) for his fight against Julio Diaz in 2013, $1 million (£753,000) for the matchup against Carlos Molina in 2012, and the same sum for the Danny Garcia clash. In 2011 for his fight against Lamont Peterson, Amir Khan took home $1.5 million (£1.1m).
When other endeavors are in question, Khan started a Super Boxing League in Pakistan and has a drink range with his name back home.