British professional boxer Amir Khan, 31, has announced that he is attending “Brave 13: Europe Evolution,” the first event of Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion Brave Combat Federation to be held in Europe. The fight night will take place at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 9, 2018.
In May 2018, Khan went to Bahrain and visited the Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa Mixed Martial Arts (KHK MMA) Gym, which is home to the KHK MMA Fight Team. Both Brave CF and KHK MMA were founded by Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, 28, from the Royal family of Bahrain.
While in Bahrain, Khan interacted with Brave CF president Mohammed “The Hawk” Shahid, 28, the first MMA fighter from Bahrain to compete in an international bout. They discussed key projects regarding boxing and MMA.
KHK MMA has expanded its initiatives into boxing. Recently, it hosted the first boxing fight night in Bahrain.
When Khan visited the KHK MMA Gym, he interacted with the fighters. The recent developments have given rise to speculations that the British professional boxer is working closely with Brave CF towards future initiatives.
Khan held the World Boxing Association title from 2009 to 2012, the International Boxing Federation title in 2011 and the World Boxing Council Silver welterweight title from 2014 to 2016.
At the age of 17, Khan won a silver medal in the lightweight division at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, which took place in Athens, Greece. This made him the youngest boxing Olympic medalist from Britain.
As a professional boxer, Khan holds a record of 32 wins and 4 losses. In his most recent bout, which took place at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, England on April 21, 2018, he knocked out Phil Lo Greco of Canada in the first round.
“Brave 13: Europe Evolution” will be headlined by reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 22, of the Philippines and Frans Mlambo, 27, of Ireland. Watch the teaser here: