Boxer Amir Khan dedicates title to victims of Peshawar attack

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ISLAMABAD: British boxer Amir Khan on Wednesday said he would dedicate the title he won on December 14 against Devon Alexander in a welterweight fight to the victims of the Peshawar attack, Express News reported. 

The world lightweight boxing champion said he was ready to cooperate in every way with the government of Pakistan, while addressing a press conference in Islamabad.

“What has taken place in Peshawar is absolutely horrific and sickening,” the WBC welterweight world champion said, according to AFP.

“After recently becoming a father myself, I can’t imagine how the families of these innocent children are feeling.”

“I am willing to offer my help to the government of Pakistan and all the stakeholders, any help from my side, to rebuild the damaged school and to help the fight against terrorism,” he said.

“I want to start doing more work here, to build gyms here,” Amir said.

“I want to show people that we can improve the country.”

“There are a lot of good fighters here, there’s a lot of talent in Pakistan that it is not being used and I am here to help and show my support.”

Close to a week ago, Amir had said he would donate the shorts he wore during the win against Alexander, which were worth £30,000, to help rebuild the school in Peshawar.

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