Amir Khan to work in charity after his boxing career

Amir Khan is planning a career in charity work once he calls time on his professional boxing career.

Khan, who hopes to fight former training partner Manny Pacquiao in the near future, has recently been heavily involved with the aid effort for Syrian refugees – helping to organise and deliver supplies to the Greek island of Lesbos as thousands fled the war-torn Middle East.

And the 28-year-old has revealed it is something he plans to step up his commitment to once he hangs up his gloves.

“I want to help make a difference and help people around the world,” Khan said. “It will give me another adrenaline buzz like boxing does. God has blessed me by putting me into this position.”

Khan, an Olympic silver medallist, admits that he enjoyed the trappings of wealth and fame in the early years after he turned professional, but feels he has now found a healthier balance to his lifestyle.

“I’m not like I used to be,” he added. “Them days I’ve put behind me. I know I could go and buy anything I wanted, but I would rather do charity work now.

“I still like the watches, but it’s about balancing it as well, and I think I do. If I have to buy something, I do three times as much charity work.”