Hamzah Sheeraz has publicly commented on the apparent feud between his team and the now-retired Amir Khan.
Sheeraz is undefeated in his professional campaign, played out over 17 fights with the last two being middleweight contests. With 13 knockouts, the young man from Slough is a highly-touted to go on to big things in the sport of boxing.
Unfortunately, he made headlines this week when Boxing Social reported that Khan accused the young star of ‘talking s**t behind his back.’
The former world champion from Bolton said that since hanging up the gloves he has identified who his true supporters in the sport are, and went on to claim that he would ‘stick it on’ Sheeraz should he have to.
Now, Sheeraz has released an extremely formal response.
This official statement has been released on behalf of Hamzah Sheeraz and his Team (“Team Sheeraz”) and relates to a litany of remarks made by Mr. Amir Khan following Hamzah Sheeraz’s victory against River Wilson-Bent in London on the 26th of November 2022.
Hamzah and his Team are deeply disappointed by the inaccurate and disingenuous remarks made by Mr. Amir Khan whilst delivering interviews to certain media channels. The content of Mr. Khan’s comments remains unsubstantiated, baseless and without merit and have no connection to Hamzah Sheeraz.
The statement goes on to point to the animosity stemming from a Khan family drama, rather that one in which Sheeraz is directly involved.
It was a deliberate attempt to overshadow Hamzah’s world-class preparation and performance on the night. It appears as though Hamzah is being caught in the cross-fire between Mr. Tahir Mahmood Khan (“Taz” or “Taz Khan”) and Mr. Amir Khan. This is a personal and private matter between two family members, which has no connection to
Hamzah Sheeraz. Taz is a highly valued, deeply respected and proficient member of our team. This team has widespread and far-reaching competencies and skills to help steer and guide Hamzah Sheeraz’s career. Contrary to remarks made by Mr. Amir Khan, Taz is a Camp Co-ordinator and is adept at helping Hamzah prepare for his fights. Any other reports are unsubstantiated.
Finally, there are words of respect for ‘King’ Khan’s career in the sport.
Team Sheeraz respects what Mr. Amir Khan has achieved in his career and wish him well in his retirement. Hamzah prays that any misunderstanding between Mr. Amir Khan and Taz can be resolved privately and amicably between the elders in the family.
You can read Sheeraz’ statement in full below.