Amir Khan asked David Cameron for help after being denied US visa

Roshina Jowaheer
amir khan and david cameron
amir khan and david cameron



Boxing champion Amir Khan called David Cameron for a favour after he was denied entry to the US on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Khan's visa application was denied as he tried to fly to Las Vegas to watch a fight between world champion Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana.

Speaking to The Times (£), the 28-year-old said: "I was flying out on September 11. I think the immigration guys get edgy. They just told me my visa was refused and I couldn't get on the plane.

"David Cameron takes my calls. He's a good friend... I rang him and said I had a bit of a problem.

"He said, 'Hold on a minute,' then he called me back and it was sorted."

He added: "I also met Hillary Clinton in Washington and she asked me if I'd had problems, took my name and I haven't had a problem since. It's good to have those connections. I am grateful for what boxing has given me."

Before his trip in September, Amir said his visa had been approved but later declined.

He tweeted: "Visa to America was declined after i had it approved a week ago. Was looking forward to the fight. Means I'm still in England."



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