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.


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 "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.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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