British boxer Amir Khan has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will attend his fight against India’s Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on July 12.
The boxer told this correspondent here that he will aim to beat the Indian World Boxing Council Asian champion in Jeddah – looked on by Pakistani prime minister.
“The prime minister of Pakistan [Imran Khan] will be attending which is huge. It would be amazing if we can get the Prime Minister of England as well. I’m a British Pakistani and it’s great to have that backing from Pakistan,” Khan told reporters in London on Thursday.
The former unified world welterweight champion insisted he doesn’t regret agreeing to fight in Saudi Arabia despite concerns over human rights in the country.
Khan said it will be the first time a British Pakistani will fight an Indian boxer, which eventually will bring the two nations together. He said Goyat was a phenomenon in his home country and over a billion people will be supporting him.
Neeraj Goyat told that he’s excited to take on Amir Khan. He desired that Indian Prime Minister Narendra should also come to Saudi Arabia to watch his bout against Amir Khan. “It will be India fighting Pakistan but in a healthy way. I come from a very humble background but the love of boxing has taken me to places. I used to clean shoes for $2 a pair. This fight in in Saudi Arabia but I would like our future fights to be in India and Pakistan.”