An international boxing coach in India is using his British connections to encourage the nation’s youthful population to develop boxing skills and enter national and International championships.
Amjad Khan is running India’s No.1 boxing training center in New Delhi and has trained more than 100 people since 2014 after resigning from the Indian Army.
British boxer Amir Khan, an Olympic silver medallist and successful professional visited India to inaugurate Amjad Khan Boxing Training Center in 2014 in New Delhi.
A number of Amjad’s students have secured medals in World Championships, Asia Championships and International competitions.
Mr Khan has further set up a foundation to work alongside the Amir Khan Foundation in a mission to support especially disadvantaged youth and help them carve out careers in the sport.
The foundations are carrying out workshops across Indian states in 30 cities and have plans for developing boxing centers with world class training facility.
The Amjad Khan Boxing Foundation is partnering with local gymnasiums across India to create non-profit training facilities to coach basic skills to large groups of youth.
“I am passionate about motivating youth to live a healthy lifestyle through boxing,” said Amjad Khan. “‘Be The Champion’ boxing workshops will encourage sportsmanship and healthier lifestyle amongst youth by coaching the fundamentals of boxing for participation in championships.”