MMA: Amir Khan certain of upsetting the odds as he eyes One Championship lightweight gold

Singaporean Amir Khan (centre) with Filipino veteran Eduard Folayang (right) during a press conference in Manila on Nov 20, 2018. Amir and Folayang will contest for One Championship's vacant lightweight world title on Nov 23, 2018.
Singaporean Amir Khan (centre) with Filipino veteran Eduard Folayang (right) during a press conference in Manila on Nov 20, 2018. Amir and Folayang will contest for One Championship's vacant lightweight world title on Nov 23, 2018.PHOTO: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

SINGAPORE - As hundreds of flashbulbs popped in front of him, Singaporean mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Amir Khan admitted that he felt the flutter of a few butterflies in his stomach.

The 24-year-old is two days out from the biggest fight of his life. On Friday night (Nov 23), he faces Filipino veteran Eduard Folayang for One Championship's vacant lightweight (up to 77kg) world title at the "Conquest of Champions" event in Manila.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content