Nervous Amir ready to be bold for gold

Singaporean up against former lightweight champion Folayang and Manila home crowd

As hundreds of flashes went off in front of him, Singaporean mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Amir Khan admitted to having butterflies in his stomach.

The 24-year-old is about to take on the biggest fight of his life.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 22, 2018, with the headline 'Nervous Amir ready to be bold for gold'. Print Edition | Subscribe