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Amir Khan in charity work vow after delivering aid to refugees

Published 02/10/2015

Amir Khan spent an emotional weekend delivering aid to refugees trapped on the Greek island of Lesbos
Amir Khan spent an emotional weekend delivering aid to refugees trapped on the Greek island of Lesbos

Boxer Amir Khan has vowed to dedicate himself to charity work after taking aid to refugees.

The 28-year-old two-time world champion was "incredibly moved" after a trip to Greece.

He handed out vital food and supplies to hundreds of refugees arriving on the island of Lesbos.

Khan said he plans to take up full-time work with his charity, the Amir Khan Foundation, when he retires from sport in a few years.

"After my boxing career ends, it is charity that I want to get into full-time," he told the Daily Star.

"I want to make a difference and help people around the world, that is something I really want to do.

"It will give me another adrenalin buzz like boxing does."

He also said he would be happy to offer some of the property he owns in the UK to displaced families.

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