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12th Apr 2015

Amir Khan: I am more British than UKIP

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Nooruddean Choudry

Amir Khan has emphatically stated that he is more British in his accomplishments and values than the UK Independence Party.

In an interview with this weekend’s Observer magazine, the 28-year-old boxer has been forthright in his comments about the political party and their controversial views on nationalism and immigration.

Amir Khan v Devon Alexander : News Photo

The right-wing party have been targeting areas like Khan’s native Bolton, where race relations have occasionally been an issue but the boxer hasn’t experienced much disharmony on a personal level:

“To be honest with you, I’ve never really experienced it much here myself. I’ve got nothing but a lot of love here from a lot of people,” said the welterweight boxer.

Manny Pacquiao & Amir Khan Hold Discussions About Possible Fight : News Photo

“I have represented the country in the Olympic games. I also fight for the country and I’ve won medals and titles for the UK. So I’m more British than them. So maybe when they see me they recognise that.”


Amir Khan,Boxing