In a bid to bring talented Pakistani boxers to fore, British boxer Amir Khan Monday announced to launch the Super Boxing League (SBL) in Pakistan this December.
Talking to media here at Amir Khan Academy, he said franchised-based teams would be participating in the league. “There will be eight teams and each team will comprise eight boxers,” he said.
“The teams include of Multan, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Quetta, Sialkot and Karachi,” he said. Amir said he is hopeful that SBL would prove valuable for Pakistani boxers.
“The idea to create this league came from India’s league which was a good one but we have more talent in Pakistan and hopefully SBL would be a big hit,” he said.
Amir said he will not bring international boxers in the first edition of SBL as he wants to promote Pakistan’s local talented boxers first.
He said he wants to show the talent present in Pakistan to the world. “This league would prove beneficial for the future of boxing in Pakistan,” he said.