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Amir Khan to be honoured at Bolton University

Amir Khan Credit: PA Images

Bolton boxer Amir Khan will recieve an honorary degree today. He'll be will be given a Doctor of Science degree by the University of Bolton in recognition of his 'outstanding contribution to sport and charity'.

Cricketer Sajid Mahmood, Former England netball player Tracey Neville and Dave Whelan, ex-footballer and Wigan Athletic owner are also among the sporting names being honoured at ceremonies this week.

Baroness Warsi is among the political figures to be awarded an honorary degree. She will be given a doctorate in Social Science for her 'outstanding contribution to politics'.

Khan hails power of prayer

Bolton boxer Amir Khan says training through Ramadan is no hinderance as Chris Hall investigates the role religion plays in his career.



Watch: Amir Kahn calls out Mayweather in prank video

Amir Khan wearing a Mayweather mask Credit: RDX Sport

Bolton Boxer Amir Khan has released a prank video in his attempts to get Floyd Mayweather to fight him next.

The video was shot by the fighting equipment company RDX Sports, it shows Khan getting interviewed wearing a Mayweather mask and claiming that the pound-for-pond king is scared of fighting him. The video also shows Khan fighting off a crowd of 'fake Mayweathers'.

Earlier this week he gave the american champion a five-day deadline to accept his challenge. Mayweather has until tomorrow to respond but speculations are growing that his next fight will be against Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao.

Amir Khan to wear £20,000 shorts for Las Vegas fight

Bolton boxer Amir Khan will be wearing shorts with 24-carat gold thread when he takes on two-time world champion Devon Alexander.

The shorts are reported to be worth around £20,000 and are made of white nappa leather, silk and feature a waistband made of the gold thread.

Amir Khan Credit: Press Association

The welterweight fight will take place at the MGM Grand tomorrow night.

The winner could go on to fight the undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather Jnr.

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