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Old 04-29-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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Amir Khan’s US debut has hit complications with the British World Boxing Association light-welterweight champion stranded in the Canadian city of Vancouver as he awaits the confirmation of a work visa to fight in the United States.


Khan is due to defend the WBA 140lb title against Paulie Malignaggi on May 15 at Madison Square Garden, but had to transfer to Vancouver from the Los Angeles gym of trainer Freddie Roach a week ago after an application for his work visa for the contest became an issue.
Khan was forced to leave and go to Canada to re-apply for the work permit.


It is believed the delay may have been caused after US officials scrutinised Khan’s motoring offences in the UK.
In October 2007 Khan, then 20, was convicted of careless driving after he went through a red light and injured a pedestrian. He was driving his £87,000 BMW convertible in Bradshawgate, Bolton, when he struck Geoffrey Hatton on a pelican crossing.



Mr Hatton, 55, suffered a broken leg in the incident. Khan was cleared of dangerous driving, but found guilty of careless driving. He was given a six-month driving ban and fined £1,000.



Three months later he was back in court to face magistrates for an earlier offence of speeding. A police officer said his own speedometer was "off the clock" at 155mph as he pursued the boxer on the M62 motorway near Rochdale. He was fined £1,000 and banned for 42 days for speeding in his BMW.



Last summer, Khan, 22, was behind the wheel of his Range Rover when he was involved in an accident with a cyclist. A spokesman for the police later added that no further action would be taken against Khan.
The delay in the visa has meant that Freddie Roach, Khan’s trainer, yesterday flew to Vancouver from his base at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood to ensure that Khan’s preparations are kept on track ahead of a vital contest in his career, as he attempts to win over US boxing fans. Khan-Malignaggi will be screened on US cable giants HBO, while it is expected that an announcement is imminent for ITV to show the contest in the UK.



According to a source at Golden Boy Promotions, Khan’s handlers in the US, it may be up as long as a week before the work visa could be issued from the US Consulate in Vancouver.



Robert Diaz, the matchmaker for Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, speaking exclusively to The Daily Telegraph, said: “Amir Khan has had to go to Vancouver, and it is due to a few incidents when he was younger, but we are completely confident that he will be in New York to defend his title ahead of the fight with Malignaggi.



“Khan is a professional, and he has maintained his focus throughout the events that have taken place. Freddie Roach has gone up to Vancouver because it has taken longer to sort this out than we at first thought.”
An added twist to the May 15 event is that Colombian Breidis Prescott, Khan’s nemesis 17 months ago, has been added to the Madison Square Garden undercard.



Prescott was beaten by East Londoner Kevin Mitchell in Newcastle last December, propelling his career forward. Mitchell now faces Michael Katsidis for the interim World Boxing Organisation lightweight title on May 15, at Upton Park, hours before Khan, visa permitting, will meet Malignaggi.
american visa applications are shite over a driving offence big ****ing tickle

get him the visa so we can see him lose to paulie
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:04 AM   #2
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Cant be good for his preperation funny how the Americans will scrutinise anyone even for driving offences.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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yanks are cunts full stop
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:21 AM   #4
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Looks like he might have to put up with us nasty fu**ers in britain for a bit longer! LOL!
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:21 AM   #5
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would you want an american coming here if they had been speeding and running people over? dont think so.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:23 AM   #6
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would you want an american coming here if they had been speeding and running people over? dont think so.
You make it sound like he runs people over on a weekly basis. I doubt Khan will even get behind the wheel of a car while he's in America.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:25 AM   #7
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He put on Facebook a few weeks back that the last time he went to America for the Presser he was held for two hours at JFK (I think) and asked loads of questions about his race/terrorism too
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He put on Facebook a few weeks back that the last time he went to America for the Presser he was held for two hours at JFK (I think) and asked loads of questions about his race/terrorism too
Must be the incredible hospitality and open minded attitudes 'Taco Bill' was telling us about
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Ye dont we regualrly let gangster rappers into this country with firearms offences known gang allegiances etc etc???
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:27 AM   #10
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i dont remeber him running over hatton
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Must be the incredible hospitality and open minded attitudes 'Taco Bill' was telling us about
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i dont remeber him running over hatton
A car hitting Hatton these days would be more like a bump on the dodge 'ems than a road accident.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:31 AM   #13
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i dont remeber him running over hatton
I had to read it again when it said Mr Hatton. Amazing coincidence.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:33 AM   #14
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I had to read it again when it said Mr Hatton. Amazing coincidence.


It "whooshed" right over my head!!
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:34 AM   #15
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I thought he'd be training over in LA now all the time, wouldnt this stuff be sorted already?
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