Boxing stars are excited about the pioneering boxing summit Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa (KHK) Sports and Mack The Knife (MTK) Global will host in Bahrain in September 2020. Among them are boxer Muhammad Waseem, 32, of Quetta, Pakistan and his trainer Danny Vaughan, 48, of Glasgow, Scotland.
KHK Sports is a vision of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, 30, of Bahrain. He is his home country’s first deputy president of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, the Bahrain Olympic Committee president and the BRAVE Combat Federation founder.
“I have been proud to be managed by MTK Global and was delighted to hear of this partnership with His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa and the team at KHK Sports,” Waseem said. “Growing up in Pakistan, boxing on the global stage seemed impossible so I know the difference a partnership like this can make to so many lives and I’m excited for the talent this partnership will produce and the opportunities it will create. I am sure the summit will be the first of many big moves they will make together.”
Prior to the announcement of the boxing summit, KHK Sports appointed MTK Global co-founder Daniel Kinahan, 42, of Ireland as a special advisor. He has been instrumental in securing some of the biggest global events in the sport and as advisor for Top Rank in the MENA region, he has expertise and connections that will strengthen the KHK Sports brand and immediately expand its international reach.
“This is absolutely massive news for our sport,” Vaughan stated. “MTK might be considered a new-comer in the sport but just look at what they have achieved and how quickly they have grown in just 7 short years so imagine what can happen with incredible partners like His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa and the team at KHK Sports.”
“It is unbelievable that KHK and MTK have managed to get all these different characters in boxing to agree to come together in the same room for the first time ever,” Vaughan continued. “It’s going to be a huge moment for boxing, and one that everyone involved should be incredibly proud of.”