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Amir Khan excited to face knockout artist Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev

BJPENN.COM Staff - May 13, 2019

When Evolve’s Amir Khan heard news that he would be re-entering the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix, replacing the injured Ariel Sexton in the semi-finals against Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev, he was already training for would-be opponent Iurie Lupicus. Khan, who was submitted by Sexton in the quarter-final round, had already bowed out of the tournament. With this turn of events however, the 24-year-old Singaporean finds himself once again in the thick of the lightweight title picture.

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EXCLUSIVE | Amir Khan ready to conquer the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix starting with Ariel Sexton

Thomas Taylor - February 18, 2019

On Friday night in Singapore (Friday morning in North America), at ONE: Call to Greatness, former ONE lightweight title challenger Amir Khan will attempt to advance to the second round of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix with a win over Costa Rican grappling ace Ariel Sexton. Now just days away from this fight, Amir Khan says his preparations have been fruitful. He’s tailored his entire eight-week camp to combatting the unique skillset of his upcoming foe, and feels well prepared for the task at hand.

Artem Lobov
Artem Lobov

Artem Lobov targets Paulie Malignaggi, Amir Khan, Saenchai, Buakaw, and Bellator fighters

Tom Taylor - February 4, 2019

Artem Lobov is no longer a UFC fighter, but his days as a pugilist are far from over. Ever since his departure from the UFC was first reported by Oscar Willis of The Mac Life, Lobov has been campaigning for opportunities outside the Octagon — and he’s shooting for the stars.

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Eddie Alvarez

The quarterfinal bouts of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix are now official

Tom Taylor - January 10, 2019

The four quarterfinal bouts of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix are now set. This tournament will feature eight of the promotion’s best lightweights in Eddie Alvarez, Timofey Nastyukhin, Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev, Ev Ting, Amir Khan, Ariel Sexton, Lowen Tynanes and Honorio Banario. These eight fighters will be competing for a shot at the ONE Lightweight title, which will next be on the line at ONE: A New Era on March 31 in Tokyo, Japan, when the champion Eduard Folayang defends his title against Shinya Aoki.

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ONE Championship

Amir Khan reaching new levels under guidance of new head coach

BJPENN.COM Staff - November 21, 2018

Amir Khan dubbed it the “most satisfying performance” of his career. A heavy underdog in his last bout against Honorio “The Rock” Banario, Khan prevailed — and in style. It was a victory of epic proportions for the 24-year-old Singaporean, who bashed down the door for a shot at the vacant ONE Lightweight World Title.

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Eddie Alvarez

First the ONE lightweight belt, then Eddie Alvarez, says Amir Khan

BJPENN.COM Staff - October 31, 2018

Rising Singaporean lightweight star Amir Khan has declared his intent to challenge ONE Championship newcomer Eddie Alvarez. As Khan gears up for his lightweight title showdown against Filipino Eduard Folayang at ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS at Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena next month, he signalled his interest in meeting Alvarez early next year.

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Floyd Mayweather

VIDEO | Amir Khan on Floyd Mayweather Potentially Trying out MMA: "I just can't see that ever happening."

Drake Riggs - February 14, 2018 “I don’t think they [Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao] will ever step in the cage. MMA is a very difficult sport, you need to have a lot of strength and takedowns and I just don’t think a boxer is just gonna have all the tools to fight someone in an MMA cage, it’s gonna be really difficult.

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Amir Khan

Amir Khan visits 7-year-old boy in Pakistan after helping with his eye tumor surgery

Russell Ess - August 11, 2017

While Amir Khan has recently been in the headlines for some rumors buzzing around he and his wife, his good intentions in the world seem to have flown under the radar. Back in June, the boxing superstar found out about a young boy in Pakistan who had a large tumor that was affecting his health. Khan took to his Facebook page to get more information on Ali Hassan and his condition. Once Khan was able to get more information, he got a hold of Hassan’s family.

Artem Lobov
Artem Lobov

Artem Lobov and boxer Amir Khan swap trash talk on Twitter

Tom Taylor - April 20, 2017

The biggest story in combat sports today surrounds a boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather, and Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor. While this potential showdown initially looked nearly impossible, it is looking more and more probable by the day. And now, Artem Lobov, one of McGregor’s main training partners, wants in on the action. Though Lobov is just days away from the biggest fight of his career, a Saturday night, main event battle with the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight Cub Swanson, he has found time in his schedule to initiate a Twitter feud with another titan of the boxing world: Amir Khan.

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Conor McGregor

VIDEO | Amir Khan offers fascinating analysis of Conor McGregor boxing footage

bjpenndotcom - April 6, 2017

In addition to the eyes of the MMA community being fixed on a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather showdown, the boxing community is equally focused on the potential showdown.

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Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao set to return to the ring on April 23

Chris Taylor - February 26, 2017

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2) has booked his next fight. The Phillipine Senator, Pacquiao, announced on Twitter that he has “come to terms” for an April 23 fight against his former sparring partner Amir Khan.

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Andre Ward

Nate Diaz sharpening his boxing with Amir Khan and Andre Ward

Russell Ess - February 7, 2017

Nate Diaz may still be laughing at Dana White’s latest fight offer but that isn’t stopping the Stockton native from getting his training rounds in. Diaz recently posted a photo with boxing superstar Amir Khan at Khan’s boxing club in San Francisco.

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Amir Khan

Amir Khan gives timetable for Conor McGregor fight

bjpenndotcom - July 30, 2016

With the talk of former boxing champion Amir Khan potentially making the transition to MMA currently swirling around both the MMA and boxing communities, many are wondering what the chances are of the fight actually happening. While Brendan Schaub believes that the UFC could actually be looking to sign Khan, the former champ himself has been quiet in regards to when he would like to make the jump to the UFC.

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Amir Khan

Brendan Schaub's bold prediction about Amir Khan's future in the UFC

bjpenndotcom - July 30, 2016

Former boxing champion Amir Khan made headlines earlier this month when he posted a picture of himself with a UFC championship belt. The photo sparked conversation about the former champ making the jump to MMA. Khan then revealed in an interview that not only was he thinking about making the jump to MMA, he wanted to fight UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor in an MMA fight. While the idea of Khan making the jump to fight McGregor in the Octagon has some MMA fans drooling, former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub thinks the matchup doesn’t make any sense. He spoke on The Fighter & The Kid podcast:

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Amir Khan

Amir Khan wants to fight Conor McGregor to "prove" he's a man

bjpenndotcom - July 28, 2016

With a 31-4 professional boxing record that has seen him capture numerous world titles, one wouldn’t think that Amir Khan needs to prove that he is a man. Despite that, the 29-year old British boxer is prepared to step into the Octagon with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor just to prove he’s a man!

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Royce Gracie supporting Amir Khan in transition to MMA

bjpenndotcom - July 26, 2016

Earlier this month, former boxing champion Amir Khan took to social media with a picture of himself and a UFC championship belt, leading many to wonder if he is serious about stepping into the Octagon. Khan followed the picture with an interview, in which he stated that he would be interested in fighting UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor inside the Octagon, rather than having a boxing match.

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Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor respects Amir Khan for fighting Canelo

Chris Taylor - May 8, 2016

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor took to his Twitter last night to praise boxer Amir Khan for taking a fight with Canelo Alvarez. Respect to Khan. Most established fighters these days look down the divisions for a fight. Very few are looking up.

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Amir Khan

Boxing star Amir Khan thinks Conor McGregor moved up in weight the wrong way

Russell Ess - May 5, 2016

Two of boxing’s biggest current stars are set to fight in the ring on Saturday. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) looks to defend his WBC middleweight title against former light welterweight champion Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs).