British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan is all set to compete against Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao on April 23, confirmation of the match comes after weeks of conflicting reports.
However, there is another challenge that awaits Amir and this time it comes right from Pakistan.
Pakistan-American Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) Bashir Ahmad, also called the "God-father of Mixed Martial Arts in Pakistan" has challenged Amir for a duel in the Octagon.
I have a #StingChallenge for Amir Khan I know he wants to fight in #MMA and take on @thenotoriousmma Conor McGregor! Why not have match with me first? It can be the Pakistani version of Mayweather vs McGregor. Let's challenge you with something that the Pakistani fans will be crazy to see! said Bashir in a post on Facebook.
Bashir, who made his debut at the largest MMA league in Asia, ONE Championship in April 2013, becoming the first person to represent Pakistan in international MMA competition eyes to make MMA a prime sports in his homeland.
Meanwhile, Amir has his eyes set on his encounter with the boxer turned senator Pacquiao and has yet to accept the Pakistani challenge.