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Monday's Connector: Amir Khan

August 11th, 2010
05:30 PM ET

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has made a name for himself on the sporting stage as one of the most talented athletes out of Britain.

Amir Khan is your Connector of the Day.
Amir Khan is your Connector of the Day.

At the young age of 22, Khan became the fourth youngest world champion in the "WBA World light welterweight" division.

Khan also became the youngest Briton to win a boxing medal during the 2004 Athens Olympics when he was only 17 years old.

Born in Bolton, England, Khan started boxing at an early age and quickly found his feet in the sport.

Khan went on to win several junior boxing titles including a gold medal at the 2003 junior Olympics, gold at European Student Championships and gold at the world junior lightweight title.

Today, Khan is the world welterweight champion.

Here's your chance to quiz famed boxed Amir Khan.

Do you want to know how he is reacting to news of the devastating floods in Pakistan? Do you want to know if he has any big fights coming up?

Here's your chance to quiz Amir Khan. Leave your questions below and be sure to include where you're writing from.

soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Mohammad naeem

    Its nice to see u and altogether pakistans name in positive. As part of our young pakistanis We feel proud for u. I have one question to u: now that u are in lime light so in what way u may help ur fellow countrymen in this testing times when 3/4 of pakistan is flooded and when very little help is coming from the world.

    August 11, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Reply
  2. Imran

    What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?

    August 11, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  3. Bayano

    The coverage of Pakistan flood Is low because outside jounalis are not welcome and will be kidnapt is they show up. So don't complain about low media coverage

    August 11, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Reply
  4. Shahzad ali

    Amir I think your next fight should be against d- alexander ..Your speed and power plus the straight two hand guard . Very smooth. Let's do it again at MSG ..

    August 11, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Reply
  5. Jalal

    We are all very proud of you Amir. It's great to see that you still associate yourself and are proud of your Pakistani heritage. We all need to put in an extra effort for the flood victims in Pakistan.

    August 12, 2010 at 2:50 am | Reply
  6. Sanam

    You are a Brit, by birth and citizenship; but its nice to know you have not forgotten your roots. Even in these times when Pakistan's name is maligned you proudly speak of your heritage. You are a true pride to Pakistanis and Muslims. I hope in the future you work towards motivating other young Pakistanis to achieve their goals, educate themselves and adhere to the true Islam (which is against terrorism). Best Wishes – Sanam Taj, Paki in Dubai

    August 12, 2010 at 9:07 am | Reply
  7. Vithal Popuri

    Being a Pakistani heritage and making headlines in the area of sports, do you think that you can change the bad image of Pakistan has?

    August 12, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Reply
  8. Roland

    Amir, i have been following your progress since 2005 and i must say you are a fighter in every sence. both in real life and on the ring. i like the way u are always proud of Bolton and ignoring the fact that u are from parkistan.
    please try and use your influence in the parkistany community to educate them to desist from acts of terror and rather channel their fustration, if there is any, to hard work and love for all humany like u do. terrorism affects every one not only the west and every body has a problem in one way or the other.
    YOU ARE MY HERO. KEEP IT UP

    August 12, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Reply
  9. johnny

    now that you are the world welterweight champion what is your next challenge

    August 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Reply
  10. Onur

    Who do you think will win if Manny vs Floyd happens ?

    August 12, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Reply
  11. Lewis W.

    I love watching your fight against Paulie Malignaggi. Do you expect to fight in the more often States?

    Good luck to you in the future!!!

    August 12, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Reply
  12. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Amir Iqbal Khan and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Amir Iqbal Khan on the following questions:

    – What is your opinion on the way David William Donald Cameron, the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of ALL Boxer?

    – What is your opinion on the way Asif Ali Zardari, the President of Pakistan, is organizing Unity, Discipline and Faith(اتحاد، تنظيم، يقين مُحکم) in Pakistan?

    – What is your opinion on the way Human Flesh Cloning and Robot Machinery are Improving the Health for ALL Paralyzed Boxer People?

    I am awaiting Amir Iqbal Khan’s replies.

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Country: Suriname

    August 12, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Reply
  13. Keira

    Hello,

    I'd like to know, why choose a sport in which people get to hit you repeatedly? I understand all about competition & preparation, but I wouldn't put myself in that position. What is the ultimate thrill this sport provides for you?

    Has the sport of boxing changed over the years in terms of safeguards to avoid brain injuries, etc? If so, what safeguards are in place?

    Thanks,

    Keira
    NY

    August 12, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Reply
  14. Sultan Ameer from Karachi, Pakistan

    Being a Pakistani I am so proud of you and thank you for raising Pakistan's name on world stage.

    Do you have friends or relatives in Pakistan and do you believe that talented Pakistanis like you are improving Pakistan's image?

    August 13, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Reply
  15. Kassim bare

    Im very proud of you to be muslim from pakistan that must be gwet and i suport both economic and moraly.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  16. Andy fosu

    I really admi u khan n i hope this will serve as a yardstick to tell ma fellow muslims dat thers a chance for every one to develop.islam is not about terrorism so we shouldn,t support it.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Reply
  17. Fatima

    what inspires you everyday when you wake up?

    August 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Reply
  18. Abubaqr

    Men i m a nigerian, but proud of u though,let joint hand tightly n fight against terrorist n stop killin of innocent soul around d globe.

    August 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Reply
  19. Jose

    Hi Amir,

    You are one of my favorite boxers. Who do you think is the best boxer of all time and the best active boxer?

    Jose
    Puerto Rico

    August 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Reply
  20. Oseni muhammed

    I feel very happy and excited o see a young man of his age been a welterweight champion.It's call for a celebration,i appreciate him.

    August 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Reply
  21. Rosepari

    What advice would you give to amateur boxers?

    August 17, 2010 at 7:54 am | Reply
  22. Jabran Butt

    Hey whats up,

    Just like to know how you train in LA.. How many times you run, how many miles, gym routine etc

    thanks

    August 17, 2010 at 9:52 am | Reply
  23. Juan Diaz

    Hi Amir ,
    You have said that you want to fight Juan Manuel Marquez in December however Marquez is a small lightweight who can still make the superfeatherweight limit . He is also 37 years old while you are young and are a big jr welterweight and can easily go up a weightclass or two .
    I know marquez is a big name and you have said that he is better than the other top fighters at Jr Welterweight but above lightweight (as we have seen in the Mayweather Jr – Marquez fight) Marquez was slow , lethargic and not in trim shape . This is why many boxing fans don't want to see this match up. My point is don't you think you would be better served to fight your mandatory challenger Marcos Maidana ? He is widely seen to be a bigger threat than Marquez who at this stage in his career is not the same fighter he once was .
    I beleive you can beat Maidana and you would get plenty of respect for the win whereas a Marquez win won't and you will be crtitcised .

    August 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Reply
  24. najib m shariff

    wow it's very nice and hard work 4dis boy.am real fun of u amir khan.tel me when a u thinking of fighting manny is very

    August 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Reply

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