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National Service Forces Amir Khan into Hectic Schedule Ahead of ONE: Pride of Lions

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Amir Khan will be back in action at ONE: Pride of Lions next month when he takes on Filipino featherweight Jimmy Yabo. It will be his fifth fight for the organization, but the Singaporean’s personal circumstances are dramatically different this time around.

Khan is 20 years old and, like all young men from Singapore, he is required to enter national service. He enlisted a few months ago and that means he has plenty on his plate as he prepares to face Yabo on Nov. 13.

“It’s tough because I have to adapt my work schedule and training, but it’s going well and I feel good. I’m blessed to have good support from Evolve MMA, who can accommodate my odd training timings; from my dad, who drives me from my work to gym and back; and lastly from my division for supporting me and allowing me to train.”

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National service is a full-time occupation for most people, but Khan has somehow found a way to fit double daily sessions ….View original article