Tasif Khan – World Champion Boxer

Tasif Khan Community Boxing Academy

Tasif Khan is our local Boxing Champion who has won and recently defended his World Boxing Titles. Boxing Tasif started boxing at the age of 10 at the Bradford Police Boys Club which for many years was based at Walker Drive in Girlington, Bradford.  He initially won several local and national boxing titles many times before landing the World Boxing Union (WBU) Title in 2014. He then successfully took the Global Boxing Union (GBU) Title in 2015 at Super-flyweight before clinching the World Boxing Confederation (WBC) title in November 2016 at Bantam weight. In August this year he successfully defended his titles in Bradford and became ranked #1 by the International Boxing Federation. 

Tasif Khan has always been supporting young, disengaged people from the local community to become better individuals through the discipline and self-control that is nurtured through boxing. 

 

Tasif Khan Community Boxing Academy was launched earlier this year to carry on his good work in engaging young people and helping them aspire high. Young people travel vast distances to attend these boxing classes where they are not only taught boxing, but skills that will help them become better citizens. The importance of good character is instilled into young boxers as well as educational classes that enable young people take control of their emotions and to stop and think before they act. 

 

Tasif works with organisations such as SHAPE-UK Ltd to coach young people the importance of a good education and good moral character. He visits schools and community organisations to promote his work in increasing young peoples’ interest in education and to stay healthy through physical activity and sport. Tasif will be working with the Yorkshire Champions Group by helping young people realise the opportunities available to them through his work and contacts and the importance of hard work, which brings inevitably brings success and satisfaction.

Sectors worked in and routes taken:

Professional Sport

Having the dream and focus to succeed. Continuous commitment to training even through very hard times. To get out of bed every day in the early hours and put in the training.   

Education

Sports Degree in Physical Education at Liverpool John Moores University. Tasif has worked tirelessly to get the message across to young people about the importance of education. You can be whatever you want to be but if you can’t sit in a gathering and articulate yourself, you will feel left out. There’s always ways to achieve a qualification. If you don’t know where to go, ask my team and they will guide you in the best way possible. 

What I would like to get involved in

Inspirational talk

Mentoring / Coaching young people

Visits to my place of work

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