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Almost blind former boxer helps troubled kids to win the combat of life

In some ways, says Portuguese ex-boxer Jorge Pina, the loss of most of his sight was the making of him. "I didn't lose my sight, I just see things differently," he says. Forced to abandon his world title dreams, Pina devotes his time to helping troubled kids from rough neighborhoods stay on the right path by channeling their energy into sport. "Before, I was a selfish and troubled person from a difficult neighborhood," he says. "But now I want to help young people, win the combat of life." His sight problem…

Games champion boxer ‘bitten’ in ugly opening bout

GOLD COAST: New Zealand boxer David Nyika alleged that his opponent bit him twice in an "ugly" fight as he launched his bid for a second Commonwealth Games gold on Friday. The 22-year-old heavyweight defeated Yakita Aska of Antigua and Barbuda 5-0 on Australia's Gold Coast, but said the 91kg bout was far tougher than the scores suggested. "It's probably the closest fight I've had. A little bit rugged, but a perfect start to a long tournament," said Nyika, who won 81kg gold at Glasgow 2014 as a teenager. "When…

Boxer Waseem loses world title shot due to lack of funds

World Boxing Council Silver Flyweight Champion Muhammad Waseem has lost his title shot that he had to fight against Daigo Higa in January and another boxer has replaced the Pakistani pro boxer in the fight. Andy Kim, Waseem's South Korean promoter, told ARY News that having a title fight has become impossible for Waseem due to lack of funds and financial support from his home country. "I have spent all my money on Waseem, I cannot invest anymore in him," said Any Kim. "Everything is going against Waseem, and in fact,…

Boxer Amir Khan gets scared, screams after mistakenly grabbing snakes at a reality TV show

Boxer Amir Khan was left scared and screaming when he encountered deadly snakes and reptiles during a challenge at a reality TV show of late. Amir was chosen by the public alongside reality TV star Georgia Toffolo to take part in the first challenge – to win food for the camp (a format of the programme to move to next stages). The boxer was challenged with putting his hand into a number of holes, without knowing what was on the other side, and he did not handle it well as it looked. The holes, which were…

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali’s wife visits PAF Academy

ISLAMABAD: The wife of former world heavyweight boxing champion Mohammad Ali on Sunday visited Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy Asghar Khan in Risalpur.  Khalilah Camacho Ali interacted with officers and cadets during her visit to Flying Training Wing of the prestigious academy. Being an enthusiastic aviator with 830 flying hours to her credit, she flew a training mission in the Super Mushshak aircraft of Primary Flying Training Wing. Speaking to the aviation cadets and flying instructors, she appreciated the…

Amir Khan confirms filing for divorce from Faryal Makhdoom

LONDON: It apparently looks Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom are averse to reunite as the famed boxer – in the latest development – has confirmed filing for a divorce from his estranged wife. In a video message to his fans on Snapchat, 30-year-old boxer said that the couple has been going through a bitter separation after the collapse of their four-year marriage. He said: “So I and Faryal are not together. I have filed for a divorce. I hear she's just announced that she's pregnant. She didn't tell me, I had to…

Boxer Amir Khan meets top Bollywood actress in Mumbai

MUMBAI: jacqBritish boxer Amir Khan is in Mumbai these days to promote the franchise-based Super Boxing League, and his wife, Faryal Makhdoom, is also accompanying him on the visit. 25-year-old Makhdoom had in a recent interview to Indian media website said that she has fallen in love with Ranveer Singh, after seeing him in Bajirao Mastani. She had joked that "when Amir is asleep one night, I’ll sneak out go to his house to meet." Well, Amir isn't waiting for his wife to sleep to meet Bollywood beauties. On…