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Amir Khan turned away from airport, denied US Visa for Mayweather v Maidana

Phil Jay 11/09/2014

Welterweight contender Amir Khan is hoping intervention from British Prime Minisiter David Cameron will help him get to the United States in time for the Floyd Mayweather fight this weekend.

The 28 year-old has revealed that after initially having his Visa approved by US Customs, Khan was turned away at the airport as he attepmted to check-in.

Speaking via his Facebook page, Khan explained the situation as it stands:

“A week ago my Visa was approved for USA. Today at the airport they pulled me and my uncle to the side and said our Visa has declined now. I was just about to check in,” said Khan. 

“So now I’m back in UK and my wife Faryal Makhdoom is in USA. I dropped her off myself this morning thinking I will meet her back in San Francisco. So I guess the Mayweather fight is off for me.

“We are still trying to get to Vegas. Will let you all know what happens.”

A short time later, Khan added: “I spoke to the Prime Minister David Cameron about fast tracking my appointment to the US embassy. He will get back to me shortly.”

Khan was due to be a special guest at this weekend’s huge fight between Mayweather and Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand as the Bolton fighter is one of those being considered to face the winner.

Mayweather v Maidana 2 is live on Showtime PPV on September 13 and BoxNation in the UK. To subscribe click BoxNation

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