New Delhi: It will be the first time a British Pakistani will fight an Indian boxer, which eventually will bring the two nations together. Former Mixed Martial Arts fighter Neeraj Goyat will take on Amir on July 12.
The bout, nicknamed as ‘The Shining Jewel’, will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Amir is a two-time world champion and an Olympic silver medalist and is expected to earn close to $7 million from the exhibition bout which means there will be no official record of the bout.
While Addressing the media, Neeraj said,
“This opportunity is as big as it gets for me. Everything that I have achieved till date wouldn’t matter when I enter the ring on July 12 taking on a seasoned, established superstar in Amir Khan.”
Pakistan-origin British boxer Amir Khan said, “It will be the first time a British Pakistani will fight an Indian boxer, which eventually will bring the two nations together. i’m looking forward for the battle. The Indian Pakistan clash is always exciting.”
while Talking about battle with Boxing legend Vijender Singh, Amir said, “he is scared of me i think.”