Amir Khan News
Amir Khan promises to knock out Eduard Folayang in rematch: "I will get a finish by the second round"
BJPENN.COM Staff - September 15, 2023
Filipino MMA pioneer Eduard Folayang returns against Amir Khan at ONE Fight Night 14
BJPENN.COM Staff - August 14, 2023
Amir Khan excited to face knockout artist Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev
BJPENN.COM Staff - May 13, 2019
When Evolve’s Amir Khan heard news that he would be re-entering the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix, replacing the injured Ariel Sexton in the semi-finals against Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev, he was already training for would-be opponent Iurie Lupicus. Khan, who was submitted by Sexton in the quarter-final round, had already bowed out of the tournament. With this turn of events however, the 24-year-old Singaporean finds himself once again in the thick of the lightweight title picture.
EXCLUSIVE | Amir Khan ready to conquer the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix starting with Ariel Sexton
Thomas Taylor - February 18, 2019
On Friday night in Singapore (Friday morning in North America), at ONE: Call to Greatness, former ONE lightweight title challenger Amir Khan will attempt to advance to the second round of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix with a win over Costa Rican grappling ace Ariel Sexton. Now just days away from this fight, Amir Khan says his preparations have been fruitful. He’s tailored his entire eight-week camp to combatting the unique skillset of his upcoming foe, and feels well prepared for the task at hand.
Artem Lobov targets Paulie Malignaggi, Amir Khan, Saenchai, Buakaw, and Bellator fighters
Tom Taylor - February 4, 2019
Artem Lobov is no longer a UFC fighter, but his days as a pugilist are far from over. Ever since his departure from the UFC was first reported by Oscar Willis of The Mac Life, Lobov has been campaigning for opportunities outside the Octagon — and he’s shooting for the stars.
The quarterfinal bouts of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix are now official
Tom Taylor - January 10, 2019
The four quarterfinal bouts of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix are now set. This tournament will feature eight of the promotion’s best lightweights in Eddie Alvarez, Timofey Nastyukhin, Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev, Ev Ting, Amir Khan, Ariel Sexton, Lowen Tynanes and Honorio Banario. These eight fighters will be competing for a shot at the ONE Lightweight title, which will next be on the line at ONE: A New Era on March 31 in Tokyo, Japan, when the champion Eduard Folayang defends his title against Shinya Aoki.
Amir Khan has high praise for Canelo Alvarez ahead of Rocky Fielding fight
Thomas Taylor - December 15, 2018
Amir Khan reaching new levels under guidance of new head coach
BJPENN.COM Staff - November 21, 2018
Amir Khan dubbed it the “most satisfying performance” of his career. A heavy underdog in his last bout against Honorio “The Rock” Banario, Khan prevailed — and in style. It was a victory of epic proportions for the 24-year-old Singaporean, who bashed down the door for a shot at the vacant ONE Lightweight World Title.
First the ONE lightweight belt, then Eddie Alvarez, says Amir Khan
BJPENN.COM Staff - October 31, 2018
Rising Singaporean lightweight star Amir Khan has declared his intent to challenge ONE Championship newcomer Eddie Alvarez. As Khan gears up for his lightweight title showdown against Filipino Eduard Folayang at ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS at Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena next month, he signalled his interest in meeting Alvarez early next year.
VIDEO | Amir Khan on Floyd Mayweather Potentially Trying out MMA: "I just can't see that ever happening."
Drake Riggs - February 14, 2018
https://twitter.com/RyanThomasMMA/status/963850917320773633 “I don’t think they [Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao] will ever step in the cage. MMA is a very difficult sport, you need to have a lot of strength and takedowns and I just don’t think a boxer is just gonna have all the tools to fight someone in an MMA cage, it’s gonna be really difficult.
Amir Khan visits 7-year-old boy in Pakistan after helping with his eye tumor surgery
Russell Ess - August 11, 2017
While Amir Khan has recently been in the headlines for some rumors buzzing around he and his wife, his good intentions in the world seem to have flown under the radar. Back in June, the boxing superstar found out about a young boy in Pakistan who had a large tumor that was affecting his health. Khan took to his Facebook page to get more information on Ali Hassan and his condition. Once Khan was able to get more information, he got a hold of Hassan’s family.
Artem Lobov and boxer Amir Khan swap trash talk on Twitter
Tom Taylor - April 20, 2017
The biggest story in combat sports today surrounds a boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather, and Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor. While this potential showdown initially looked nearly impossible, it is looking more and more probable by the day. And now, Artem Lobov, one of McGregor’s main training partners, wants in on the action. Though Lobov is just days away from the biggest fight of his career, a Saturday night, main event battle with the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight Cub Swanson, he has found time in his schedule to initiate a Twitter feud with another titan of the boxing world: Amir Khan.
VIDEO | Amir Khan offers fascinating analysis of Conor McGregor boxing footage
bjpenndotcom - April 6, 2017
In addition to the eyes of the MMA community being fixed on a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather showdown, the boxing community is equally focused on the potential showdown.
Manny Pacquiao set to return to the ring on April 23
Chris Taylor - February 26, 2017
Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2) has booked his next fight. The Phillipine Senator, Pacquiao, announced on Twitter that he has “come to terms” for an April 23 fight against his former sparring partner Amir Khan.
Nate Diaz sharpening his boxing with Amir Khan and Andre Ward
Russell Ess - February 7, 2017
Nate Diaz may still be laughing at Dana White’s latest fight offer but that isn’t stopping the Stockton native from getting his training rounds in. Diaz recently posted a photo with boxing superstar Amir Khan at Khan’s boxing club in San Francisco.
Amir Khan gives timetable for Conor McGregor fight
bjpenndotcom - July 30, 2016
With the talk of former boxing champion Amir Khan potentially making the transition to MMA currently swirling around both the MMA and boxing communities, many are wondering what the chances are of the fight actually happening. While Brendan Schaub believes that the UFC could actually be looking to sign Khan, the former champ himself has been quiet in regards to when he would like to make the jump to the UFC.
Brendan Schaub's bold prediction about Amir Khan's future in the UFC
bjpenndotcom - July 30, 2016
Former boxing champion Amir Khan made headlines earlier this month when he posted a picture of himself with a UFC championship belt. The photo sparked conversation about the former champ making the jump to MMA. Khan then revealed in an interview that not only was he thinking about making the jump to MMA, he wanted to fight UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor in an MMA fight. While the idea of Khan making the jump to fight McGregor in the Octagon has some MMA fans drooling, former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub thinks the matchup doesn’t make any sense. He spoke on The Fighter & The Kid podcast:
Amir Khan wants to fight Conor McGregor to "prove" he's a man
bjpenndotcom - July 28, 2016
With a 31-4 professional boxing record that has seen him capture numerous world titles, one wouldn’t think that Amir Khan needs to prove that he is a man. Despite that, the 29-year old British boxer is prepared to step into the Octagon with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor just to prove he’s a man!
Royce Gracie supporting Amir Khan in transition to MMA
bjpenndotcom - July 26, 2016
Earlier this month, former boxing champion Amir Khan took to social media with a picture of himself and a UFC championship belt, leading many to wonder if he is serious about stepping into the Octagon. Khan followed the picture with an interview, in which he stated that he would be interested in fighting UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor inside the Octagon, rather than having a boxing match.
Amir Khan claims he would fight Conor McGregor in the Octagon, unlike Floyd Mayweather
Russell Ess - July 19, 2016
Conor McGregor respects Amir Khan for fighting Canelo
Chris Taylor - May 8, 2016
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor took to his Twitter last night to praise boxer Amir Khan for taking a fight with Canelo Alvarez. Respect to Khan. Most established fighters these days look down the divisions for a fight. Very few are looking up.
Boxing star Amir Khan thinks Conor McGregor moved up in weight the wrong way
Russell Ess - May 5, 2016
Two of boxing’s biggest current stars are set to fight in the ring on Saturday. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) looks to defend his WBC middleweight title against former light welterweight champion Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs).