Amir Khan makes ‘I am a Movie star’ and new actuality TV present declare after quitting boxing

Amir Khan is planning a future away from boxing after asserting his retirement and has hinted he might quickly be starring on the small display once more.

Khan was a success when he appeared on ‘ I’m a Celebrity ’ in 2017 and says he has been requested to do one other “very, very massive present”. He appeared to let the cat out of the bag when he mentioned it was a present he had carried out earlier than.

He and his spouse Faryal even have their very own actuality TV present on BBC known as ‘Meet the Khans: Huge in Bolton’ and he says he likes showing on TV. Khan mentioned: “I’ve been requested to do a really, very massive present. I can’t give the identify to you. However I’ll offer you a clue. I’ve been on it earlier than.”

When requested if he was going to return within the jungle, he refused to present anymore particulars. “I’m not saying nothing,” he smiled. “I’ve been requested to go there. Look, I feel it’ll be sensible. I feel individuals get to see one other facet of me and it will be good to do one thing like that. Now that I’ve bought time I can do it.

“Earlier than I couldn’t do it. The one purpose I did it final time was as a result of I had the hand harm. I mentioned I’m out of boxing anyway as a result of I can’t practice with my hand so I’ll go within the jungle. In any other case I’d in all probability not have carried out that.” Khan famously revealed his concern of spiders on ‘I’m a Movie star’ and he says he cherished the entire expertise.

“I loved it,” he mentioned. “It’s of the perfect factor I ever did, going within the jungle, being away from everybody, being targeted, specializing in you and what you need to do in life. I didn’t produce other voices telling me what to do. I used to be considering for myself. I cherished it, actually. The group I had round me was superb. Dennis Smart and Rebekah Vardy and Jamie Lomas. They have been all superb. Everybody was nice and it was probably the greatest experiences I’ve ever had – aside from seeing spiders and snakes and s**t.”

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Amir Khan was overwhelmed by rival Kell Brook within the ultimate combat of his 17-year skilled profession
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Khan plans to take a whole break from boxing and doesn’t need to see the within of a health club for just a few months. He hopes to do some punditry with Sky Sports activities and he plans to maneuver into selling. He’s making use of for his promoter’s licence, however says he hasn’t but approached any fighters to signal them up.

“There are guys I’m having talks with as regards TV work,” he mentioned. “It could be good to be a pundit with Sky. Clearly they need me on there as nicely, so I’ll in all probability do one thing with Sky on the punditry. And in America I’ve been requested a few instances by a few promoters to do some exhibits with them over there. I like speaking about boxing. That may preserve me busy.”

Khan dominated out boxing in exhibitions, like Ricky Hatton and one in every of his former foes Marco Antonio Barrera are doing, and says he will probably be comfortable being retired. “With these accidents I’m getting, If I have been requested to get in a hoop I’d be like ‘hell no!’,” he mentioned.I need to stroll away from the game, I don’t even need to practice. I need to get pleasure from this retirement and never stroll right into a health club for a least a few months.”

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