Amir Khan plans to be the camp peacemaker as he gives up boxing for the jungle
Amir Khan might be used to a life in the ring but he wants to bring peace to the camp (Picture: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock)

Boxer Amir Khan is planning on being the camp peacemaker as he admits he’s looking forward to losing contact with the outside world.

He’s just got back with his wife Faryal Makhdoom after the most bitter – and most public – marriage breakdown.

But now he’s ready to find peace and hopes to share this with his campmates – as well as enjoying some time away from his mobile phone.

Amir Khan plans to be the camp peacemaker as he gives up boxing for the jungle
Amir throws a faux punch for paps as he touches down in Brisbane ahead of his jungle stint (Picture: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock)

‘I am most looking forward to getting away from the world and from everything, not having a phone, spending time with myself and getting to know some new people,’ Amir admitted.

‘It will also be nice to be able to say to my children ‘I did that.”‘

Amir Khan plans to be the camp peacemaker as he gives up boxing for the jungle
Amir Khan is swapping boxing for the bush (Picture: ITV)
Amir Khan plans to be the camp peacemaker as he gives up boxing for the jungle
Amir Khan arrives in Brisbane (Picture: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock)

Snubbing the idea of being the camp chef, cleaner or joker, Amir says he’ll be the one that will be stopping fights from happening, which is ironic, considering his career in the ring.

‘I think my role in the Jungle will be as a leader who can lead people and stand up for everyone,’ he insisted. ‘I will be the peacemaker at the same time, push the team forward and not let them give up.’

Amir Khan plans to be the camp peacemaker as he gives up boxing for the jungle
Amir wants to show his kids he was in the jungle (Picture: Instagram/Faryal Makhdoom)

But Amir is also nervous about leaping out of his comfort zone, adding: ‘I’ve been in boxing for a long time. And I’ve got a fight next year but I wanted to give this a go. It’s very different to boxing and obviously I am not going to be punched in the face whilst I do this!

‘That said; this is going to be harder than facing an opponent in a boxing match because it is out of my comfort zone. Boxing is something I have always done whereas this is going to be difficult.

‘I’ve not done anything like this before and I don’t know what to expect.’

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