Amir Khan is Fighting the Good Fight
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Amir Khan is Fighting the Good Fight
By "Big Dog" Benny Henderson Jr., Doghouse Boxing (Dec 25, 2014)

Amir Khan
Amir Khan
It is never good to turn on the television and tune in to the news to see another act of terrorism. Unfortunately, that has been a daily occurrence in a never ending war. But what the world witnessed earlier this month with the Peshawar school massacre of 145 people in Pakistan, 132 of the victims being innocent children, was just absolutely gut wrenching.

In what was described as retaliation for continuing military support against North Waziristan rebels, Taliban gunmen stormed the school and slaughtered defenseless guiltless victims with no mercy. It was the bloodiest attack on a school since the 2004 massacre of 186 children in Russia. Regardless of what religion you may be, what country you may hail from, color, creed, etc. You lose all credibility when you harm any innocent bystanders, especially when those victims are children.

Now, how you gain credibility and praise is when you stand up and do what is right, and all though I have not been the biggest fan or supporter of the former two-time champion, Amir Khan, with his defiant stance against the cowards known as the Taliban, he has my utmost respect.

Competing as a welterweight, Khan has waged war in the ring against the likes of Marco Antonio Barrera, Paulie Malignaggi, and most recently had a dominating performance against Devon Alexander. He has high hopes of a future showdown against the one and only Floyd Mayweather, but for now, he is waging war against terror.

Khan, the British boxer with Pakistani roots witnessed the devastation as we most did, via news, the twenty-eight year old who recently had his first child had this to say, “After recently becoming a father myself, I can’t imagine how the families of these innocent children are feeling.”

With his feeling of dismay for the people, Khan decided to give a helping hand. “I am willing to offer my help to the government of Pakistan and all the stakeholders, any help from my side, to rebuild the damaged school and to help the fight against terrorism,” stated Khan.

Kkan, who has never been bashful when speaking to the media, was not talk when it came to his horrific subject, he has taken action.

Khan, who landed in Pakistan this past Wednesday and met with some of the family of the victims, said he plans to auction a $45,000 pair of shorts to raise money to help rebuild the school.

Although it could put him in harm’s way, Khan is looking evil in the face and speaking out against the senseless violence, "Talking about this stuff could be threatening for me, but I just want to speak the truth and tell people what is happening is wrong," he went on telling the media, "I want it to be a better country. It's just a shame; I cannot believe how sick some people are."

I have to agree with Amir, it is a shame to see such vicious outburst against innocent victims. And although it is just a small part what Khan is doing, it is a step in the right direction; it is the humane thing to do.

I pray that Amir stays strong in his quest from the ring, and that he may be kept safe from any harm from those faceless cowards. Mayweather may be in his future, but the people of Peshawar are his on his mind now.

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