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Amir Khan swaps boxing gloves for gown as he gets honorary degree in Bolton

Bolton boxer Amir Khan has recieved an honorary degree in his home town today.

Amir Khan receiving his honorary degree from University of Bolton Credit: ITV Granada

He was presented with a Doctor of Science by the University of Bolton in recognition of his 'outstanding contribution to sport'.

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'.


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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.

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