‘A real inspiration’
Lord Mayor praises local boxer ahead of championship
With less than one week to go until Bradford’s number one super flyweight boxer, Tasif Khan, faces the biggest challenge of his sporting career, the local ace has received a civic reception from the Lord Mayor.
Khan will face off against Isaac Quaye on Saturday 12th September in Liverpool, hoping to add the World Boxing Federation International Super Flyweight Championship to his list of growing accolades.
However, before he heads over to Merseyside for his bout, Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cllr Joanne Dodds, welcomed the heavy hitter to City Hall for a special meeting.
Speaking about Khan’s work-rate, both in and out of the ring, Cllr Dodds said: “I met Tasif at a recent event and was really impressed by his achievements so I wanted to hold a civic reception in his honour.
“He is a real inspiration to the young people of the district in his attitude and dedication to the sport.”
Fighting on the undercard of the highly anticipated Roy Jones Jr – Tony Moran bout, Khan will be hoping to continue his perfect record since returning to the ring after 25 months out of action.
Having picked up the International Masters title in May, the fight with Ghanian Quaye will be a big test but one the local ace says he is ready for.
“I’ve got full respect for Isaac Quaye,” he said. “He’s got a good record, he’s been in with the best and he’s a tough Ghanaian as we know, so come 12th September we will be ready for him.
“I have full respect for him outside the ring, but inside the ring I have no mercy for anyone. I want to go in there and cause damage as I want to win, so let’s get it on.”
Khan says he is hoping to be fighting in a WBU match in his home city at St George’s Hall in November.