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Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxing

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxing

AMIR KHAN will have to channel every bit of his fighting spirit to return from his latest scandal.

The Bolton boxer, 36, has been BANNED from the sport for two years after testing positive for an illegal substance following his bout with Kell Brook last year.

Amir Khan, pictured with wife Faryal, has been banned from boxing for two years

Khan failed a drug test following his bout with Kel Brook

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxing
The epic rise of Amir Khan began at the 2004 Olympics

Khan retired following the defeat to his Brit rival – for which he pocketed a staggering £5MILLION.

However, it has since emerged he tested positive for ostarine, in the aftermath of that loss.

Khan has claimed ingestion of the banned substance was NOT intentional.

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Ostarine is a drug designed to have similar effects to testosterone, used by athletes and bodybuilders to boost muscle mass and performance.

However, it has also been used to treat muscle-wasting diseases and osteoporsis.

Khan has enjoyed plenty of highs and endured lows in his career before in and out of the ring.

And it began so promisingly…

Olympic hero

Khan rose to prominence in extraordinary fashion at the 2004 Olympics.

He was Great Britain’s only representative in boxing in Athens – but that didn’t faze him.

At just 17, he on a silver medal in the lightweight category – becoming Britain’s youngest medallist since Carl Jones in 1976.

He lost in the final to Cuban Mario Kindelan, who had also beaten him in the pre-Olympic warm-up bouts.

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A staggering eight million viewers tuned in to watch Khan fight on the BBC.

It was clear from then a star was born.

Champion

Khan’s rise escalated quickly when he turned pro.

In his 13th fight he defeated Willie Limond to become the Commonwealth lightweight champion.

Then in 2008, he knocked out Martin Kristjansen – landing the WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title.

Surprisingly knocked out in just 54 seconds by Breidis Prescott in his 19th fight, meant Khan lost his invincibility.

But like any true warrior, he would win back his belt with victory over Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera.

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxingAfter defeating Marco Antonio Barrera – Khan landed the WBO title again

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxing
Canelo Alvarez knocks out Khan in 2016

Khan went unbeaten for two years until a loss to Lamont Petersen, who was later stripped off Khan’s WBA belt for failing a drugs test. Another defeat in his comeback fight against Danny Garcia in 2012 saw Khan finally lose that WBA belt.

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On a world scale, losses to Canelo Alvarez in 2016 and Terence Crawford in 2019 would show Khan was left wanting at this stage of this life.

But there were other things going on in his life.

Finding love

In 2012, Khan was introduced to the beautiful Faryal Makhdoom at a party in New York.

They immediately hit it off – with their relationship beginning to flourish.

Faryal was just 19-years-old when the pair started dating and she wed Amir just a year later.

The 2013 New York ceremony was a lavish affair and was followed by a second celebration in the UK with 4,000 guests.

A year later, they welcomed their first child together – daughter Lamaisah born in 2014.

A second daughter, Alayna would follow in 2018, and then Muhammad in 2020.

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But, their romance was far from perfect.

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxing
Khan and Faryal Makhdoom’s romance has had its ups-and-downs

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxing
The Khans have three children together

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxingGlam Faryal met Khan when she was just 19 in New York

Cheating allegations

Khan allegedly slept with beautician Sophia Hammani, 22, on May 10, 2018 – just 17 days after his wife gave birth to their daughter Alayna.

Sophia exclusively told SE that she spent the night with the boxer in his hotel room after meeting him in a London club.

The boxer slammed the claims on Twitter saying, “What total nonsense!

“She was wanting a pic but was told to leave by security due to her being too drunk. IMO that’s the reason she sold a story.

“Quite strange at the fact that there is no photos of us together.

Those cheating allegations rocked wife Faryal who unfollowed him on Instagram.

But it wasn’t the first time that he was accused of playing away.

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In January 2018, Sandy Hunter claimed they had a passionate affair and he has also been accused of sharing sex cam chats.

The couple briefly split in August 2017, when explosive tweets from Amir Khan’s Twitter account claimed he has split from wife.

The sportsman even accused her of cheating on him with fellow boxer Anthony Joshua.

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxing
Sophia Hammani was alleged to have had an affair with Khan

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxing
Khan and Faryal reconciled and are still married despite the alleged infidelities

The initial tweet on the boxer’s account read: “So me and the wife Faryal have agreed to split. I’m currently in Dubai. Wish her all the best.”

After a brief meeting at the couple’s marital home in Bolton, model Faryal hit back, accusing him of being the unfaithful party as the pair’s relationship breakdown played out on social media.

However they reconciled and posted a loved-up Instagram pic.

I’m a Celeb…

Khan’s sports star status has already seen him crossover to celebrity – appearing on TV shows, including Countdown, Beat the Star, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and Celebrity Juice.

But it was I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! where he would find new fans and get his first taste of reality TV.

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He arrived in Brisbane as the highest-paid contestant – beating Katie Price’s previous record – earning a reported £400,000. Although it was reported he donated part of his fee to Barnado’s, for whom he is an ambassador.

Khan would provide good value for money – finishing fifth overall in the jungle.

He caused much hilarity in the Bushtucker Trial ‘Critter-cal Rescue’, where he had collect tokens from boxes containing snakes and giant beetles.

This year, he has been confirmed to appear on the spin-off I’m a Celebrity… South Africa.

That comes after Amir and Faryal have become reality TV stars in their own right.

Meet the Khans: Big in Bolton is already in its third season.

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxingKhan appeared on I’m a Celeb in 2017

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxingMeet the Khans: Big in Bolton is in its third season

Call it Kardashian-light, gave us a glimpse into his world with his pretty American influencer wife and their family.

It has proven to be popular – drawing six million requests on iPlayer.

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Riches

In recent years, Khan, who is believed to be worth £32million, has showcased his wealth – whether that’s on the TV or through social media.

Fast cars, including a £160,000 Porsche 911 Turbo, a £271,000 Lamborghini Aventador, £233,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom and a £65,000 Range Rover beef up his ever-increasing car collection.

While Khan and Faryal enjoy the high-life with a plush holiday home in Dubai.

In 2020, Khan was also happy to share an extravagant purchase on social media of amazing watch.

And no doubt he would’ve wowed his 1.4 million followers on Instagram with an astonishing timepiece.

He revealed a snap of his wrist modelling a Richard Mille RM 032 dive watch that can cost anywhere from £95,000 to £111,000.

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxing
The Khans boast a stunning holiday home in Dubai

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxingKhan once revealed he bought his son a £30,000 Rolex watch

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxing
Khan boasts an impressive car collection

, Amir Khan goes from Olympic hero, world champion and I’m A Celebrity star to receiving two-year drugs ban from boxing
A £160,000 Porsche is part of Khan’s amazing fleet of cars

A year later, Khan’s kindness extended to his son, Muhammad when he bought him his first watch.

He was handed a £30,000 Rolex, and on an Instagram stories clip he shared a photo of the pricey gift.

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Last month, two men were convicted of robbing Khan for his bespoke rose gold diamond-encrusted Franck Muller watch, worth between £60,000 and £70,000 at gun point.

Khan recently revealed: “I feared my kids would grow up without their dad.”

While Faryal added: “I thought we were both going to die.”

These are tough times for Khan but he has bounced back in the past.

Expect him to make compelling viewing when he appears in the next instalment of I’m a Celeb.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Boxing?

Boxing is a sport that involves two people who try to knock each other out by hitting them in the head and face. Boxing is a sport where you aim to knock out your opponent as hard and as painlessly as possible. This can only happen if both boxers are able to throw heavy punches. They also need to have good hand-eye coordination.

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How do beginners train to become boxers?

Although boxing is one the oldest sports, it has only recently been rediscovered as a popular sport. Boxing is a sport that involves two fighters fighting each other in a boxing ring. They punch each others until one loses.

The first step towards becoming a boxer is to find out if you like boxing. You can try watching some fights on YouTube and see how it feels to hit someone. Once you decide whether you would enjoy being a boxer, you’ll need to choose which style of fighting you’d prefer.

How long do boxers train a day?

Boxing trainers often train at least 4 hours per day. They also learn new moves and practice punches. Boxers can spar up to 10 times per week.

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Where should I shop for boxing equipment

There are many different places online where you can buy boxing equipment. Amazon, eBay. Walmart. Target. and Sports Authority are just a few of the many places you can buy boxing equipment online. Ross and TJ Maxx offer great deals on boxing gear at a fraction of the cost.

You might consider purchasing quality gear from respected brands such as Warrior, Golden Glove and Premier Boxing Champions if you are looking for high-quality boxing gear.

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How To

Here are some basic skills in boxing

How to box efficiently

Boxing is one the most well-known sports in the world. It consists of two opponents who try to knock out each other’s head. Boxing rules vary from one country or another. There are generally three types of boxing: Amateur, Professional, and Olympic.

Amateur boxing is often practiced at school, college, or university. This type of boxing allows sparring without protection. Amateur boxing contests are usually three rounds in length, lasting five minutes each. Amateur boxing can be done in many styles, including Kickboxing and Muay Thai, Taekwondo or Karate, Judo, Wrestling, and Muay Thai.

Professional boxing is usually practiced in gyms, clubs or stadiums. They have protective equipment such as mouthpieces. Professional boxing competitions consist of six rounds lasting four minutes each. There are many styles of professional boxing: Boxing, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Kickboxing and Muay Thai.

Olympic boxing takes place at the Olympics. Boxers wear special protective gear, which must conform to international standards. The eight rounds last three minutes each and are held over eight rounds. Olympic boxing is limited to two styles: Light Flyweight and Heavyweight.

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These are the basic skills required to box.

  • Punching techniques
  • Guarding techniques
  • Footwork
  • Stance
  • Body movement
  • Defense
  • Combination
  • Rotation
  • Spare parts

Punching Techniques

There are seven kinds of punches: Left Hook, Right Hook, Uppercut, Cross, Straight, Overhand and Underhand. Each punch has its own technique. Some punches need more power than others. An example of this is an uppercut, which requires tremendous force. A straight punch on the other side requires less power, but is more effective than other punches.

There are also various punching combinations. These are combinations that combine punches to accomplish a particular goal. One combination can have many parts. For example, a combination of a left and right hook will result in damage to the opponent’s jaw.

Guard Techniques

Boxers use their bodies to defend themselves against attack. He does this using his legs and arms, elbows as well as hands, knees and feet.

Legs

Boxers should use their legs to defend against kicks. When he receives a kick, he raises his leg and moves away from the attacker. To avoid being kicked on his side, he will bend his knees if the attack is from the front. But if the attack comes in the back, he will stand straight and block the kick using his foot.

Elbows

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Because they inflict pain, elbow strikes can be very effective. An elbow strike can be delivered either directly or indirectly. Directly, you strike your opponent with your forearm. Indirectly, you hit him with another portion of your arm.

Hands

Boxers use both their hands and arms to prevent incoming blows. To do so, they raise their fists above their head and move them towards the direction of the attack. They then make contact with their attacker’s fist.

Knees

To absorb the impact of a punch to the stomach, abdomen, or chest, boxers should bend their knees. A lot of boxers use knee strikes to defend themselves.

Feet

Boxers should respond to being attacked by their opponent by standing back and delivering counter-attacks. He can then gain distance from his opponent. A boxer must also maintain his balance when responding to an opponent’s counter-attack.

Stances

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A boxer must have a stance in order to be effective at boxing. His stance determines how he defends himself. It determines where he will face his opponent and how he will position his body. Boxers can take many different stances. Here are some of the more popular ones:

  • Low stance
  • High stance
  • Southpaw stance
  • Western stance

The Body Movement

A boxer must change his position, speed and rhythm in order to win the fight. This means changing your speed, position and rhythm.

Rotation

When a boxer throws a punch, he rotates in order to increase the reach of his arm. Depending on the type and size of punch, the speed at which the rotation takes place varies.

Combinations

The timing of each punch determines the effectiveness of a combination. A combination is good if it starts with a strong punch then ends with a weaker one.

Spare parts

Sparring, a boxing practice session, is designed to improve your boxing skills. Sparring is a training session that helps a boxer train his mind and body. The goal of sparring is to learn to fight, and not to get hurt.

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You need to have patience and dedication in order to learn how boxing works. To become a better boxer, you must train hard and for a long time.

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