Boxing superstar a big hit with Doha College students

Boxing superstar a big hit with Doha College students

International boxing sensation Amir Khan inspired and electrified the crowd of 150 students who took the opportunity to hear him speak during a visit  to the school on Thursday, 22 October. 

Mr Khan, the current holder of the WBC silver welterweight belt, spent an hour at the Al Waab campus meeting the students from Years 7 to 13. 

During a 10 minute talk to the students, he encouraged them to focus on their education and to work hard to achieve their dreams. 

Year 10 student, Taha, described Khan as "calm, relaxed and down to earth" while Faizaan, Year 9, said he could "persuade people to be more than they can be".

Students also asked questions about his training regime, his career and his work with the Amir Khan Foundation, which is partnered with Penny Appeal to build a community complex for orphans in The Gambia, West Africa.

The highly successful event was capped off by photos (lots of selfies!) with students and staff and the chance for autographs.

Principal Dr Steffen Sommer said he was pleased with the motivational message to the students, many of whom were fans.

"Amir is an excellent role model for our students," Dr Sommer said.

"His dedication to sport and charity work with children is an inspiration especially as Doha College is also committed to supporting and unlocking the potential of youth."

I think Amir Khan is very impressive and definitely someone to look up to

Idress, Doha College Year 8

Mr Khan was brought to Doha College in partnership with financial advisory firm Globaleye-Qatar.

"I am thrilled to be aligning myself with two top-tier organisations -- Globaleye and Doha College," Mr Khan said.

"The motto at Doha College is Excellence for All, Excellence from All, which reinforces a focus on identifying and unlocking every student's potential," he said.

"This is similar to my training philosophy as I am forever striving to further identify and unlock my boxing potential to enable me to become the very best I can be."Mr Khan is a two-time former world champion and British Olympic boxer. He was in Qatar for the World Boxing Championships and a guest of Qatar Boxing Federation, AIBA and Globaleye - Qatar."



Keep Working Hard!

Amir Khan's message to Doha College students: keep working hard!


Selfies!

Students crowd in for a chance for a picture with their sporting hero!


Spending time with fans!

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