Shahid Afridi teams up with Amir Khan as Pakistan launches Super Boxing League

British boxer Amir Khan launches eight-team Super Boxing League in Pakistan

Waseem Ahmed 2018/06/23

British boxer Amir Khan launched the Super Boxing League in Pakistan with a host of cricket bigwigs part of the new venture.

According to a report in The Dawn, Khan is promoting the event that is being backed by British businessman Bill Dosanjh.

Khan will be the league’s chairman along with Salman Iqbal – CEO of ARY Digital Network and owner of PSL franchise Karachi Kings. The league will feature eight teams owned by cricket stars and and showbiz celebrities.

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi announced he is the owner of Pakhtoon Warriors, while legendary pacer Wasim Akram leads the Multan Nawabs.

According to the report, the eight teams will represent Pakistan cities of Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Multan, Sialkot and Quetta.

The SBL is being organised in association with the World Boxing Council and is scheduled to be held from September 28 to November 3 at the Amir Khan Boxing Academy in Islamabad.

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