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Boxing superstar Amir Khan named co-owner of Super Fight League, promises new MMA format in 2016

A mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion based in India and best known for its local cards now looks to expand its reach with a new ownership team that includes two-time boxing world champion Amir Khan.

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No, the other Amir Khan.

The India-based Super Fight League (SFL) is aggressively pushing to expand its reach, having recently started running live shows in the United States, and Monday's (Aug. 10, 2015) announcement continues its push toward global recognition.

Two-time world boxing champion Amir Khan, current titleholder of the World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Welterweight Championship, has been announced as part of SFL's new ownership team.

Khan joins business tycoon Bill Dosanjh, digital media executive George Chung, and Seattle based mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter Brian Halquist, who was a principal player behind the huge "Strikeforce at the Dome" fight card back in 2008.

"I am extremely excited about this new venture and chapter in my career that will allow me to utilize my experience and relationships in the fight world to further the mission of, what I believe, is a company that has tremendous growth potential in the MMA and sports entertainment space," Khan said in yesterday's release.

"Under the management of our new team of veterans from both the MMA and media industries, Super Fight League will unveil a new platform as well as an unprecedented new format for MMA competition in 2016 and, in doing so, will provide a potentially career-changing opportunity to hundreds of professional athletes in this great sport."

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