Boxer takes ownership interest in Super Fight League

August 12, 2015

Boxer Amir Khan is getting involved with MMA sports franchise Super Fight League as a fighter and promoter according to a recent press release.

Super Fight League is an Indian-based MMA promotion that has started to promote fights in the United States.  It has partnered with a Washington State-based promoter to offer events in the U.S.  With its U.S. debut last October, the league has held 5 events in Tacoma, Washington.

Khan, who is Pakistani, continues his boxing career despite the new business endeavor. His last fight was in May as he defeated Chris Algieri.

Amir Khan

Payout Perspective:

Khan is not the only boxer to take an ownership interest in an MMA promotion.  Last year, Manny Pacquiao purchased an ownership stake in Singaporean-based OneFC.  We shall see how much Khan will be involved with the promotion.  Perhaps he, like Pacquiao, is just diversifying his investments and providing his name for publicity.  Interesting enough, Khan, who missed out on a fight with Floyd Mayweather, would like to be Pacquiao’s next opponent when the Filipino boxer gets back in the ring.

12 Responses to “Boxer takes ownership interest in Super Fight League”

  1. tops E on August 12th, 2015 8:37 PM

    Whatever happened to onefc? Pacman got duped if it was true he invested in it…whats the roi in an mma promotion..whats the track record of the bizz of mma….people invest with the fastest growing sport gimmick….hahahaha…kotc,strikfrce,affliction,legacy china,pride japan,elitex,martial combat singapore etc….

  2. saldathief on August 12th, 2015 9:04 PM

    bahahaha I remember when M1 Global was going to be a big name in the USA What happened to that???

  3. d on August 12th, 2015 9:04 PM

    Haha. Even boxers see the writing on the wall.

  4. tops E on August 12th, 2015 10:11 PM

    Mma promoters are saying invest in us…the expense on salary of fighters is very very small compared to boxing…hahahahaha…..still it dosent make money hahahahaha

  5. d on August 13th, 2015 6:41 AM

    Tops pees himself.

  6. Combo on August 13th, 2015 10:41 AM

    No surprise to see even a boxer viewing MMA as a big part of the future of combats sports. A very big one, now that MMA is more popular than boxing in the younger demographic in the US (Scarborough Sports Marketing, 2013).

  7. saldathief on August 14th, 2015 9:52 AM

    bahaha Boxers are known to get duped and invest in turds! look at all the broke boxers that had millions!! another point proven Next! You guys are retards if you think a boxer has any brains, funny how no mma fighter has invested in their own sport! you guys are a joke seriously

  8. saldathief on August 14th, 2015 9:56 AM

    the writing on the wall ???? mma down world wide unless its a twat in sexy pants! women’s oil wrestling was once big in strip clubs bahahahaha

  9. d on August 14th, 2015 11:11 AM

    “funny how no mma fighter has invested in their own sport! ”

    -See Ray Sefo idiot.

  10. BrainSmasher on August 14th, 2015 5:08 PM

    How about Sportfight that was founded by Randy Couture and Matt Lindland? I don’t think the promotion is still active but they did invest.

    Also there have been many more. Plus, the reason more don’t start promotions or invest in them is they don’t need to. MMA fighters are not brain dead like Boxers. Most have successful MMA gyms or BJJ schools unlike Boxing whose gyms are ran down and never make any money, typically located in the slums. You also have the fact many fighters in MMA are educated and go on to other business that are not MMA related. Boxers don’t have that option. Because they are uneducated for the most part. They are also crossing over into TV and broadcasting very well which was always hard to do for big name boxers.

  11. BrainSmasher on August 14th, 2015 5:14 PM

    Also the reason Boxers are investing in MMA is because they walk down the street every day and go to the gym and hope to god to got get their ass kicked by an MMA fighter or even a BJJ purple belt. They knew who not to mess with and they know that speaks volumes for the future of combat sports. Being the toughest and most respected and feared is why they got into fighting. That is gone now and they hope to cash in on the new wave of badass’.

  12. Fabian Emmett on August 30th, 2015 7:09 PM

    It took five years of catcalling and goading and $120 million for Floyd to take the fight. This is a tough prediction for me because Pacquiao’s trainer is a good friend of mine, Freddie Roach.

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