Posted on October 28, 2015

Qatar British Business Forum (QBBF) was pleased to host the British professional boxer Amir Khan on Sunday at the recently opened Nozomi restaurant, at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha.

The two-time former world champion boxer was visiting Doha for the AIBA World Boxing Championships. The evening event saw a wide selection of Qatar’s business community come together for a unique evening of Britishness with one of the UK’s most celebrated sports personalities. Mr Khan gave an inspirational speech calling for parents to be role models for their children. Speaking as a new parent himself, he said: “You can achieve anything if you work hard at it. As parents, we need to support our children to get into sport and stay dedicated and disciplined.”

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Mr Khan also spoke about the many benefits of sport and athleticism: “Boxing changed my life. The reason I started boxing was because I was hyperactive and constantly misbehaving. I was constantly fighting – it was always in me. It taught me discipline, to behave. I was also a chubby kid and it helped my weight. My teachers couldn’t believe the change in me after a year – I was so well behaved. That’s why I have so much respect for boxing.” Mr Khan also spoke about his charity work. Not only is he an ambassador for OXFAM and The Prince’s Trust, as well as his own charity, the Amir Khan Foundation.

QBBF Chairman and CEO of the Rumaillah Group, Emad Turkman MBE,said, “It was with great pleasure we welcomed two-time boxing world champion Amir Khan as part of QBBF’s special events. This event brought many members from a variety of professions together and is a demonstration of how so many British brands, such as Nozomi and people like Amir, are flourishing in Qatar.” 

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