Asif Vali intends to stay in boxing, mulls over early offers

Amir Khan’s former manager Asif Vali has announced his intention to remain in the sport despite agreeing to a mutual split with the one-time unified light-welterweight champion earlier this week.

Vali, who has been with the Olympic silver medallist since he burst onto the scene in 2004, is now forging his own path in boxing after helping the now welterweight contender Khan, 26, reach the pinnacle of his profession in 2011.

“I am planning to stay in boxing and I will be working with a few different boxers and promoters as I have vast experience in the boxing game and I love the sport,” Vali told World Boxing News.

“I have had lots of enquires to manage boxers and some promoters who wish for me to work with them. I am working through everything and will be making announcements soon all the new projects.”

Khan is now on the verge of challenging for another world title as negotiations with IBF champion Devon Alexander continue, with the fight rumoured to be heading to Dubai in December if both sides reach an agreement.