Archive | March 2012

Amir Khan highlights social benefits of boxing

In an article in today’s Guardian, Amir Khan explained how boxing had played a key role in his life. Referring to his own experiences as a child, he recalled how the sport gave him something positive to divert his energies towards. On the importance of clubs for communities, he says:

It’s all about keeping kids off the streets and giving them a bit of discipline. If I hadn’t gone towards boxing I might have been one of those kids getting into trouble. A lot of my friends did.

To read the full article, click here.