Amir Khan auctions his belongings to raise funds for Thar

KARACHI: Former World Boxing Champions Amir Khan on Thursday evening auctioned off his belonging from his daily use for raising funds to facilitate drilling of wells for the water-starved populace of Thar.

In a private ceremony held at PC Hotel Karachi, the British-born Pakistani boxer put his paintings, boxing gloves as well as other items of personal use for the auction.

The Champ, who is also the patron-in-chief of Amir Khan Trust, is on a three-day tour of Metropolis.

During this time, he held a charity event featuring eight globally acclaimed boxers on June 2 here.

Speaking to the media, Amir Khan informed that he was venturing to raise funds for construction of wells in Thar under the banner of Amir Khan Foundation.

He said that the foundation will also endeavor to hold international boxing events and build relevant infrastructure.

Presently, Amir Khan is accompanied by seven European Middle Weight, Bantam Weight, and Cruiser Weight boxers. Puglists include Tasif Khan, Gallagher Dayle, Jody Maddox, Francis Peter Douglas Croes, Haroon Khan and Phil Townley.-APP