Amir Khan is a British Boxing legend and a former super-lightweight champion. But nowadays he is being confused with another Amir Khan.
The latter, who is a Muay Thai champion, has signed up to compete in MMA as a part of the ONE Championship. Google searches are already throwing up confusing results for fight fans, reports World Boxing News.
According to the ONE Championship website -the Khan from Singapore is one of Asia’s finest martial arts superstars today. Still, he wasn’t always taking it that easy. He suffers from Tourette Syndrome. It’s a neurological disorder that causes involuntary muscle tics and spasms. As a result, he was picked on and bullied growing up.
Eduard Folayang puts on a stellar striking display against Amir Khan, clinching a unanimous decision victory and reclaiming the ONE Lightweight World Title! #WeAreONE #ConquestOfChampions #Manila #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/HDjyeEA1oI
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) November 23, 2018
Fortunately, he discovered Muay Thai and fell in love with ‘the art of eight limbs’ instantly. What’s more, he found that the training actually helped him to focus and overcome his disorder, giving him a tremendous boost in self-confidence and popularity among his peers.
Khan was also a promising young golfer. But when the time came to choose between golf and martial arts, he chose to follow his passion and turned out to be a legitimate prospect. After winning a few bouts in Muay Thai, Khan moved to the United States to attend high school. He began cross-training in wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to expand his skills in preparation for his mixed martial arts debut.
Upon returning to Singapore in 2014, Khan joined Evolve. He earned a spot on the famed Evolve Fight Team through his undeniable talent. He then signed for ONE Championship. Khan has since accumulated several highlight-reel finishes that showcase his immense talent and growing skills. In fact, he owns the most knockouts in ONE history and has now set his sights on claiming the ONE Lightweight World Championship.