Amjad Khan, the visionary founder of AKBF Pro Fight Night and Team AKbtc, is not just a boxer; he's a dynamic force in the world of Indian boxing. Born on July 2, 1994, in Gazipur, Uttar Pradesh.
Last Updated: October 27, 2023
Amjad Khan, the visionary founder of AKBF Pro Fight Night and Team AKbtc, is not just a boxer; he’s a dynamic force in the world of Indian boxing. Born on July 2, 1994, in Gazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India, Amjad Khan’s life has been a testament to his indomitable spirit and his dedication to promoting the sport he loves.
- Full Name: Amjad Khan
- Birthdate: July 2, 1994
- Profession: Boxer, Founder of AKBF Pro Fight Night and Team AKbtc, International Boxing Promoter
- Hometown: Gazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Early Life and Initiation into Boxing:
Amjad Khan was born into a warrior clan, known for their valorous history, which includes his great-grandfather, Sardar Subedar Bahadur Humail Khan, a distinguished figure in the British Indian Army during World War I. His lineage is also enriched by the freedom-fighting legacy of his grandfather, Mohammad Aliyar Khan, who played a significant role in the national freedom movement.
Amjad’s journey in boxing began with his fighting spirit even as a child. While he was studying at the Army School in Bangalore, Karnataka, his penchant for challenging others led to numerous childhood skirmishes. It was evident that young Amjad had a natural inclination for the sport of boxing, a path that would eventually help channel his boundless energy and determination.
Early Training and Development:
In Kolkata, Bengal, his family recognized the need to harness Amjad’s fighting spirit and steer it toward a purposeful direction. In 2002, they enrolled him in the KSOPC Boxing Club, Kolkata, to receive proper training. Although he initially lacked the fundamentals of the sport, Amjad’s unwavering determination saw him engaging in bouts with seasoned boxers, quickly earning the respect of his peers.
Amjad’s turning point came when his mentor, Mohammad Ali Qamar, the first Indian to win gold at the Commonwealth Games (2002), saw his potential. Under Ali Qamar’s guidance, Amjad’s skills developed rapidly. Ali Qamar played a pivotal role in transforming the young fighter into a formidable boxer.
Emergence as a Boxer:
In 2004 and 2005, Amjad Khan clinched Gold Medals in the Bengal State competition. His success continued as he secured another Gold Medal, this time in the All India Rajiv Gandhi Boxing Competition held in Bengal in 2005. His early achievements marked the beginning of an illustrious career in Indian boxing.
At the tender age of 12, in 2006, Amjad received a call from the Indian Army for a trial at MEG Center, Bangalore. Out of 600 boys who appeared for the trials, Amjad Khan was among the fortunate eight selected. This marked the beginning of his journey with the Indian Army.
Indian Army and Professional Training:
During his tenure in the Indian Army, Amjad received training from Captain G. Manoharam, an Arjuna Awardee in 1981, Abhimanyu Awardee in 1982, and Dronacharya Awardee in 2014. Under the guidance of Captain Manoharam, Amjad Khan honed his skills to become an outstanding boxer.
Amjad Khan’s achievements as an amateur boxer are commendable. He clinched the Silver in the Inter-Army Boxing Championship held in Lucknow in 2007 and followed it up with a Gold Medal in the Inter-Army Boxing Championship in Shillong during the same year. He also secured a Gold Medal in an All India competition held in Visakhapatnam.
In 2008, he received the honor of representing the Indian boxing team for five consecutive years. His journey towards international recognition led to his selection to compete in Russia in 2011, although, regrettably, a shoulder injury prevented him from participating. Despite this setback, Amjad Khan’s dedication to the sport remained unwavering.
Promoting Boxing and Philanthropy:
In 2013, after leaving the Indian Army, Amjad Khan decided to use his extensive knowledge and experience to train aspiring boxers. He established a Boxing Training Center in New Delhi, a facility where he has nurtured world-class boxers, preparing them for national and international competitions. His commitment to promoting the sport extends to helping those who aspire to make a career in boxing or join the armed forces but lack the means to afford training.
Innovative Initiatives and Global Recognition:
Amjad Khan is not just a boxer but also an international boxing promoter. He is the driving force behind the AKBF Pro Fight Night and Team AKbtc, innovative initiatives in the world of boxing. These platforms offer opportunities for young talents and professionals in the sport to showcase their skills on a global stage.
Amjad’s dedication to promoting boxing, particularly in Hinglish, has earned him recognition and support from world-renowned boxers. The world’s fastest boxer, Amir Khan, and Athens Olympics Silver Winner, visited India in 2014 to inaugurate the Amjad Khan Boxing Training Center in New Delhi, acknowledging Amjad’s contribution to the sport.
Honors and Achievements:
Amjad Khan’s remarkable contributions have not gone unnoticed. He has been honored with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Global Award in 2015 for his outstanding work in the field of boxing and promoting the sport.
Amjad Khan’s journey from a spirited child in Gazipur to an accomplished boxer and a pioneering promoter of the sport has been one of determination, dedication, and passion. His commitment to nurturing young talent, bridging language gaps through Hinglish, and making boxing accessible to all showcases his extraordinary vision. Amjad Khan’s legacy extends beyond the ring, leaving an indelible mark on the world of Indian boxing.