Amir Khan launches Super Boxing League in Pakistan
The event was led by two-time world champion Amir Khan and was promoted by the British business tycoon Bill Dosanjh and is aptly named “Super Boxing League”. Salman Iqbal and Amir Khan will together serve as boxing league’s chairman of the tournament which will consist of eight teams owned by various cricketing and celebrities.
The teams are named after major cities of the country. Each team will comprise of 10 males and two females in squad to hold the fort for their respective franchises.
Out of the eight teams, former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi owns Pakhtoon Warriors, legendary pacer Wasim Akram bought Multan Nawabs, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan owns Faisalabad Falcons, while CEO ARY Digital Network Salman Iqbal and actor Fahad Mustafa jointly own Karachi Cobras.
In regards to the event, Amir Khan stated, “I believe Pakistan can produce many Muhammad Alis.”
Super Boxing League (SBL) Pakistan will be organised in association with Punjab Sports Board (PSB) & World Boxing Council (WBC) from September 28, 2018 to November 03, 2018 at the Amir Khan Boxing Academy Islamabad. The event will spread over six weeks of adrenaline and pure thrill with league fights.
Each of the six matches will feature five male fights and one female fight ensuring diversity and magnetism of the event is comprehensive.
We hope that the SBL will be a success in Pakistan just as PSL became a nation favorite match.