Amir Khan Fires Father, Uncle
Boxing star Amir Khan has been known more for his family drama than he has for his fighting over the past year. After a highly-publicized feud, Khan has reportedly removed his father and other family members from his management team.
Khan’s father Shah Khan joined the boxer’s management in 2004, where Khan fought in the Athen Olympics. He has now removed his father, his uncle Tahir and his friend Saj Mohamed from his crew.
The public feuding among the Khan family began when Amir Khan’s wife Faryal Makhdoom accused several family members of physically and verbally abusing her. They have denied those claims, which resulted in Makhdoom posting explicit photos of Amir Khan’s brother on social media.
At the time, Khan posted a statement on social media threatening to remove his family and wife from his life entirely, as the feud was having an impact on his career.
Khan now appears to have separated family and boxing, stating:
"My dad is not going to be negotiating fights. I love my family to bits, but my business is boxing and I’ll have a different team to do that.
"My dad, my mum, I respect them. I want a family relationship with them rather than a business relationship. They’ll be at my next fight hopefully. I will invite them.
"When you mix the two it can get a bit difficult. That’s why I want to keep them separate."
As for Khan’s boxing career, the former light-welterweight champion (31-4) has not stepped into the ring since suffering a vicious knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez last May. Khan has been engaging in a war of words with fellow British star Kell Brook about a potential U.K. superfight.