Amir Khan opens up to fans on Twitter Q&A

Amir Khan

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AMIR Khan opened up about fatherhood, fasting and fighting during a Twitter question and answer session on Sunday.

The former WBA champion told his followers if they asked him a question with the hashtag #AskAmir, and he would reply straight away.

During the hour-long session, Amir, aged 27, answered about 50 questions including who does the night feeds for his baby daughter Lamaisah (Faryal), who inspired him to become a boxer (Muhammad Ali), is and what mobile phone he has (iPhone 5s).

 

 

He started off the round by tweeting: “I will let you all ask me questions. Don't forget to #askamir with your question.”

A number of questions were on the subject of his boxing career, such as what he will do when he retires (TV work and commentary). When asked he would get in the ring with mike Tyson, he said simply: “I don't want to die.”

When asked about how he was finding the fasting, he admitted that it was a long and difficult time period, but added: “Very hard. Good detox.” When asked what his favourite music was he revealed that he cannot listen to it during Ramadan.

 

 

Opening up about fatherhood, he said: “Good. Baby stops me from being bored. She is great. Little cutie.”

 

The couple have changed the spelling of their daughter's name twice since she was born - first announcing her on Twitter as Lamysa, then Lamysah and eventually Lamaisah.

He also said that he realised he was made to box at aged 16, the highlight of his life is winning the world title fight and he plans to retire “in a few years maybe.”

He ended the session with, “Thanks everyone. Sorry for filling up your timeline.”

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12:10pm Mon 7 Jul 14

magic dragon says...

And so the Amir Khan publicity machine gets rolling. Is it a coincidence that this story appears just after he was arrested for an alleged attack? If the alleged offence took place, then you should be ashamed of yourself. The first rule of boxing is control over your fists. How can you set yourself up as a role model for the youth of our town and country when you allegedly behave in this manner.
And so the Amir Khan publicity machine gets rolling. Is it a coincidence that this story appears just after he was arrested for an alleged attack? If the alleged offence took place, then you should be ashamed of yourself. The first rule of boxing is control over your fists. How can you set yourself up as a role model for the youth of our town and country when you allegedly behave in this manner. magic dragon
  • Score: 11

12:19pm Mon 7 Jul 14

wsw69 says...

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#bored5h1tle55
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  • Score: 16

12:19pm Mon 7 Jul 14

BlueRay79 says...

Isn't his role model "Prince Naseem"? He was also a bugger for smashing up expensive cars....so I heard :D
Isn't his role model "Prince Naseem"? He was also a bugger for smashing up expensive cars....so I heard :D BlueRay79
  • Score: 7

1:07pm Mon 7 Jul 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Don't tell me he was parked on double yellows as well when got out to plant the guy!
He won't be getting arrested for that at least.
Don't tell me he was parked on double yellows as well when got out to plant the guy! He won't be getting arrested for that at least. cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 7

1:10pm Mon 7 Jul 14

I can't drive for toffee A K says...

Don't you all know who I am. I AM A K
Don't you all know who I am. I AM A K I can't drive for toffee A K
  • Score: 8

1:31pm Mon 7 Jul 14

BlueRay79 says...

I can't drive for toffee A K wrote:
Don't you all know who I am. I AM A K
I am A Knob :D
[quote][p][bold]I can't drive for toffee A K[/bold] wrote: Don't you all know who I am. I AM A K[/p][/quote]I am A Knob :D BlueRay79
  • Score: 16

2:43pm Mon 7 Jul 14

mrs philainsy says...

# Beam me up Scotty.
# Beam me up Scotty. mrs philainsy
  • Score: 2

10:20pm Mon 7 Jul 14

sueie1 says...

Nobody asked about the incident then? And his daughter 'stops him from being bored' wow, what a great daddy to describe fatherhood like that!
Nobody asked about the incident then? And his daughter 'stops him from being bored' wow, what a great daddy to describe fatherhood like that! sueie1
  • Score: 2

2:15pm Tue 8 Jul 14

655321 says...

BlueRay79 wrote:
Isn't his role model "Prince Naseem"? He was also a bugger for smashing up expensive cars....so I heard :D
And smashing up innocent people too...didn't Naseem serve time for seriously injuring someone by driving like a c0ck? Coincidence? ;)
[quote][p][bold]BlueRay79[/bold] wrote: Isn't his role model "Prince Naseem"? He was also a bugger for smashing up expensive cars....so I heard :D[/p][/quote]And smashing up innocent people too...didn't Naseem serve time for seriously injuring someone by driving like a c0ck? Coincidence? ;) 655321
  • Score: 1

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