The British professional boxer Amir Khan has joined forces with London-based online financial trading broker ThinkMarkets to help young children get off the streets by using financial education and the power of boxing.
The world’s financial capital has been plagued by a recent surge in violent crime. The aim of the sponsorship is to support 100 young-individuals from disadvantaged background/ families to gain a career in the City by 2022.
Khan has a long history of helping charitable causes around the world and set up his own Foundation in 2014, something that attracted ThinkMarkets to working with the former Olympic silver medalist.
Commenting about the partnership, Amir Khan said:
Sport has a unique power to influence people from all walks of life and I have been committed to helping underprivileged individuals throughout my career.
ThinkMarkets share my passion for providing positive change through sporting initiatives and I look forward to collaborating with them on a number of exciting projects.
Faizan Anees, Co-founder of ThinkMarkets, commented:
We are long-standing admirers of Amir, not only for his successes in the ring, but also for his initiatives outside of the ring to help less fortunate young people and their families.
Among ThinkMarkets’ proposed initiatives, are a series of masterclasses that aim to educate both beginners and advanced traders.
Nauman Anees, Co-founder and CEO of ThinkMarkets added:
Successful athletes, like Amir, are very similar to winning traders. They became who they are through practice, dedication and sheer hard work.
Khan, a former world champion, marked his return to professional boxing by knocking out Phil Lo Greco within 40 seconds in April, and the 31-year-old is back in action on Saturday against Colombian welterweight Samuel Vargas.