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Amir Khan "Amazed" By Standard Of British Army Boxers

It's not every day a two-time former world champion walks into your inter-squadron boxing tournament - and is impressed with what he sees...

It's not every day a two-time former world champion walks into your inter-squadron boxing tournament - and is impressed with what he sees.

"The calibre of boxing here is amazing!" - Amir Khan

British boxer Amir Khan, the current WBC Silver welterweight champion, surprised soldiers from The Royal Lancers, who've been competing in their inter-squadron boxing competition – the Peto Cup.

Amir Khan & Jessie Aru-Phillips
Amir Khan with Forces Network's Jessie Aru-Phillips

Named after the late Brigadier Christopher Peto, this is the first time it's been held since the amalgamation of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers and The Queen’s Royal Lancers earlier this year.

And the admiration was clearly mutual. Trooper Jason Bale of the Royal Lancers said:

"I was quite gobsmacked!"

Amir Khan & British Army boxers