LAHORE: World boxing council silver welterweight champions, Amir Khan Friday said that Pakistan is rich in boxing talent which can be groomed under a long term plan.
“I can see a lot of talented boxers in Pakistan and they have the necessary potential to gain international prominence if modern facilities are provided to them to polish their skills”, he was talking to media after arriving here on a brief visit along with his wife and daughter.
Amir said, he would meet Pakistani boxers to share his experience and to impart them finer points of the game.
He was delighted to see that a boxing academy which has been named after him is being setup by Punjab Government to assemble boxing talent under one roof for its grooming under a long term plan, he added.
“I have brought my wife and daughter to Pakistan for the very first time and they are really happy to be here”, he said adding “I have come to Pakistan for only three to four days but will visit the country next month for a longer tour”.
Amir was optimistic to have a fight with unbeaten boxer Floyd Maywearther Jr in near future. “I think, perhaps, he does not want to face me in the ring”, he said adding “May be he (Maywearther) knows it is going to be a tough fight and maybe I beat him”. Amir said “if it was a easy fight Maywearther could have faced him long ago.
Earlier, Amir Khan upon his arrival in the provincial metropolis went to the shrine of Data Darbar and offered ‘Fateha’.