Khan eyes rebound win for unborn son

Amir Khan training at Evolve MMA last Thursday. He will face Costa Rican jiu-jitsu specialist Ariel Sexton in One Championship's Call To Greatness event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday.
Amir Khan training at Evolve MMA last Thursday. He will face Costa Rican jiu-jitsu specialist Ariel Sexton in One Championship's Call To Greatness event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

When local mixed martial arts fighter Amir Khan steps into the ring at One Championship's Call To Greatness event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, he will not be fighting for just himself.

With his wife Cristina Leontyeva due to deliver the couple's first child next month, he is eyeing a triumph over Ariel Sexton in their lightweight (up to 77kg) Grand Prix quarter-final match to set him on the path to success in the sport and a brighter future for his son.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 17, 2019, with the headline 'Khan eyes rebound win for unborn son'. Print Edition | Subscribe