Boxer Amir Khan says ‘appalling diets’ and excuses hold Asian athletes back: ‘We don’t have it in us’
- Former British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan, 35, claimed that Asians “can’t make it in boxing” because of excuses and their diets.
- Khan rose to fame after winning silver in the lightweight division at the 2004 Athens Olympics when he was a 17-year-old amateur boxer. He went professional a year later and has 40 matches under his belt.
- During his farewell press conference on Monday, the former athlete declared that there are “no Asian footballers” since aspiring Asian athletes supposedly think, “We won’t get picked because we’re Asian.”
- He went on to proclaim that Asians “are not really meant to be fighters” and are “not supposed to be good sportsmen and women.”
- “Our diet is appalling,” he claimed. “It’s curries. It’s not the right diet to be a champion. If you put us against a lot of English fighters their diet is a lot better. They’re stronger than us.”
Former British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan claimed that Asians “can’t make it in boxing” because of excuses and their diets.
Khan, 35, held a farewell press conference on Monday, three days after announcing his retirement on Twitter. During the event, the former athlete commented on how several Asian boxers have turned to him as a source of inspiration after he became a trailblazer for South Asian boxers in Britain.
Professional boxer Amir Khan said he and a colleague were removed last week from an American Airlines flight in the U.S. for “racially motivated” reasons.
Khan’s claims: The 34-year-old British boxer and his companion were removed from Flight 700 at Newark Liberty International Airport en route to Dallas-Fort Worth on Sept. 18 while on the way to a training camp in Colorado, reported The Guardian.
International boxing star Manny Pacquiao has just added a college degree to his list of accomplishments.
The multi-division boxing world champion, who also happens to be an actor, singer, basketball player, preacher and politician, graduated from the University of Makati in the Philippines this week.
Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev has been suspended by the California State Athletic Commission for forcibly kissing sports reporter Jenny SuShe during a post-fight interview in Costa Mesa last Saturday.
The 37-year-old heavyweight fighter also reportedly grabbed SuShe, whose legal surname is Ravalo, on her buttocks and laughed about it.
Mongolian boxer Tugstsogt Nyambayar became the International Boxing Organization World Featherweight champion after defeating Claudio Marrero in a 12-round match for the vacant spot last month.
Nyambayar, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist, won the title by a 12-round unanimous decision at the Barclays Center in New York City on January 26, according to Montsame.
Christian Daghio, a veteran Italian Muay Thai fighter, was pronounced dead days after his fatal KO during the WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver Light Heavyweight title fight against Don Parueang.
The tragic incident took place at Rangsit International Stadium in Rangsit, a city near Bangkok, Thailand on Oct. 26 when the 49-year-old Italian Muay Thai-turned boxer took several blows into his head during the 12th round of the match. He was knocked down at first, but was able to get up before the referee could end his count, RT reported.
A Chinese kickboxer/boxing coach is currently facing murder charges for the death of his wife who died after he allegedly subjected her to a brutal five-hour assault in September.
The 32-year-old suspect, identified as Xu Ding, would later claim after his arrest that he was enraged after catching her being unfaithful. Her family has denied such claims, South China Morning Post reports. Local media reported that Xu had locked his wife Zhao Pan in a room on the night of the terrible crime in Jiangyou, Sichuan Province.
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Another video of an alleged martial artist master from China being pummeled in humiliating fashion has emerged online. This time, a boxer brought the beatdown against a man who is reportedly a master of the legendary Wudang style of kung fu.
Last month, a mixed martial arts fighter infamously defeated a supposed Tai Chi “master” in just 10 seconds. The video split netizens’ opinion on the incident with many criticizing the MMA fighter’s cockiness, while others praised him for exposing the “frauds” in martial arts.