LONDON: Pakistani Briton, boxer Amir Khan, is getting hitched with his US-born fiancée, Faryal Makhdoom, in New York City today (Friday).
Extravagant nuptials will be held in Faryal’s hometown, New York, at the grand five star hotel Waldorf Astoria.
Reports have it that Khan will whisk his bride back to Bolton, England, for another wedding bash to be attended by 4,000 guests before they head on a honeymoon.
Amir, 26, says: “It’s time to settle down and hopefully it will settle me down a bit.
“We get on really well, and I know she will help me in my boxing career as well. I’m excited more than anything.”
After his points victory against Julio Diaz, Amir is back in title fight contention, but admits he won’t be looking at heading back to the boxing ring until December.
He will first enjoy his honeymoon with 20-year-old Faryal, and then observe Ramadan before getting back into training for his next bout towards the end of the year.
The couple only met last July, but have had a whirlwind romance and earlier this year held a glitzy engagement party in front of 1,000 people at the Reebok Stadium, home of Amir’s beloved Bolton Wanderers.
They’ve had a long-distance relationship so far with Faryal based in New York, but Amir has pledged his future to Bolton and aims to welcome his bride to a new life in the north west.
Also, Amir Khan has been focusing on his dancing skills ahead of his wedding.
The 26-year-old posted a picture of him and his friends, learning Bollywood dance steps to surprise his guests at the wedding.
The Bolton-born ace tweeted: “I’m now on way to my gym. The boys are practicing a dance for the mehndi and wedding. This is going 2be fun.”
“Dance routine was tough but it will be good. Very tiring it was like a 2hr workout,” he later added.
See Some Pictures of Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom