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Amir Khan joins India's MMA Super Fight League

03:13 PM | 12 Aug, 2015
Amir Khan joins India's MMA Super Fight League
DUBAI (Web Desk) - Two-time world boxing champion Amir Khan has ventured into the arena of mixed martial arts (MMA) following his rival Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao announced a year ago he had made an investment in Asia-based promotion ONE Championship.

Bolton fighter Khan of Pakistani origin has purchased an undisclosed stake in the India-based Super Fight League (SFL), an MMA promotion founded in 2012.

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An acquaintance of SFL CEO Bill Dosanjh, Khan was seen in the SFL 38-India vs Pakistan event held in Dubai.

"We're looking at taking this all around the world," Khan told ESPN.com. "Live events in Dubai and the US as well."

A Pacquaio-Khan mega showdown is also on the cards next year albeit in a boxing ring.

Read more: Duel in Desert: ‘Amir Khan to fight Manny Pacquiao in Abu Dhabi’

Khan, 28, is excited to be involved in business side of MMA though ruling out cage fighting himself.

"All MMA guys know boxing, and I can give them advice," Khan said.

"I've been kind of involved in MMA before, when I trained with Freddie Roach he was training [former UFC welterweight champion] Georges St-Pierre."

"I think it could even help my boxing career. Sometimes you get into grappling in the boxing ring.

“You have to know how to survive and how to break away from those holds, so working with MMA fighters I think will help me as well," added Khan who says SFL has opened offices in the US and Dubai as well.

The writer is a member of the staff.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76

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