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Boxer Amir Khan meets COAS Asim Munir in Islamabad

The visit came amid the escalating tensions between the Amir Khan Foundation and local authorities that have taken over the training facility.

Boxer Amir Khan met the Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir today in Islamabad to discuss the takeover of his land for boxing training center by FC officials.

The visit came amid the escalating tensions between the Amir Khan Foundation and local authorities that have taken over the training facility.

The meeting was held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. The boxer addressed his concerns over the issue and the takeover of his academy, which he set up through his investments in 2016.

Last month, Amir Khan pleaded his case that he needs help to vacate his training facility from FC officials, otherwise the dream of young people and his wish to train them will go in vain.

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He thanked the COAS expressing gratitude on X, stating, “It was an honor to meet General Syed Asim Munir Ahmed Shah, NI (M), Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Pakistan Army at General Headquarters Rawalpindi.”

The boxer was later also given an honorary uniform of the captain of the Pakistan Army. Picture of him dressed up in the uniform is making rounds on social media.

Martial Arts Champion Shahzaib Rind was also present at the meeting. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release, the COAS appreciated both for their phenomenal achievements in the field of sports and expressed full confidence in Pakistan’s youth for their outstanding potential.

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Back on 2022, British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan announced his retirement from professional boxing.

In his message, he expressed gratitude to fans, friends, and family for supporting him throughout his career spanning over 27 years. “It’s time to hang up my gloves,” said the boxer at the beginning of his tweet.

“I feel blessed to have had such an amazing career that has spanned over 27 years. I want to say a heartfelt thanks to the incredible teams I have worked with and to my family, friends, and fans for the love and support they have shown me,” said Amir Khan in the latter part of his tweet.