Popular cryptocurrency face off in a first-of-its-kind boxing event at La Perle DXB in Dubai, UAE on Saturday October 16. NFT auction will cap off the night, benefiting the Amir Khan Foundation’s humanitarian work. The entire night streams exclusively on FITE.
The 19-year-old will make his professional debut on the undercard of Amir’s ‘Crypto Fight Night’(SBL). Step into the action with a chance to bid for charity as the evening will also feature an auction of digital currency assets, NFTs and other memorabilia.
In the Co-Main, New Zealand big-hitter Hemi ‘The Heat’ Ahio (17-0-0, 12 KO’s) will face Dubai KO king Mohammed Ali (17-2-1, 17 KO’s) for the vacant WBC Middle East Heavyweight Title.
SBL: Amir Khan Crypto Fight Night Live Stream
The Fight event will also feature an auction of digital currency assets, NFTs, and other memorabilia. The ring will also see contests between other well-known trading stars and entrepreneurs like Luke Martin, Barney The Bo, Raghav ‘Reggie’ Jerath, Foz, Adam ‘Cass’ Craigmile, and Ahmed.
Fight Fans can watch Amir Khan Crypto Fight Night live stream on FITE TV. The date is Saturday, October 16. The start time is 10 am ET / 7 am PT in the US, and 3 pm BST in the UK.
Amir Khan Crypto Fight Card
Rookiexbt vs. Loomdart
Hemi Ahio vs. Mohammad Ali Bayat Farid
Luke Martin vs. Barney the Boi
Raghav Jerath vs. Foz
Adam Craigmile vs. Ahmed
Crypto PPV Fight Night Amir said:
“Get ready and be prepared to witness high adrenaline action unlike anything you’ve seen before. Being associated with crypto will further augment our endeavour to reach to the population which believe in pace and transformation.”
“Abdul is a very special talent and I’m extremely excited to see him join the professional ranks.
“I have followed his career since his first amateur fight around seven years ago and his potential excites me.
“With so much uncertainty around amateur boxing during lockdown, I recommended Abdul turn pro.
“When I’m watching him fight, it’s like looking at myself at that age, and we will have a special journey.”
Amir enjoyed the highest of highs — and some of the harshest lows, from brutal knockouts to the dark side of fame.
Yet Abdul revealed: “He never told me to avoid boxing, but also never urged me to get into it.
“I just loved it growing up, with Amir and David Haye especially.
“When the idea to turn professional started getting serious he gave me loads of advice and guidance.
“I’d watch Amir and he was so exciting — win or lose, he was never in a boring fight.
“My favourite fight of his is Marcos Maidana, where he showed such heart and proved he could fight a fighter and beat him at his own game.”
Amir whisked Abdul out to Dubai for a few training sessions and desert runs in August and he went on the pads with the rapid-handed veteran.
He is now in Colorado training as talks continue over a December grudge match with Sheffield hero Brook, 35.
Abdul is confident his mentor’s last dance will be a successful one — after struggling to keep pace with the father of three.
And his dream is to do battle with a rival prospect from Brook’s brilliant Ingle Gym to make the showdown a full-blown family affair.
The super bantamweight said: “I am really confident for Amir in the Brook fight. I am a good runner and he has been outdoing me, even though he is older and heavier.
“I think Amir’s speed will always be there but it even surprised me how rapid he still is.
“People will think I am biased, but I really think he can stop Brook.
“I never got to go to any of Amir’s fights because I was too young, so it would be a great story if I end up on the undercard of the first one that I can attend.”
The inaugural Amir Khan Crypto Fight Night is taking place at La Perle, Dubai.