Boxer Amir Khan offers his £5m wedding venue to the NHS to help battle coronavirus

Matt Davies
Evening Standard
Khan takes on late stand in Billy Dib on Friday night: Getty Images
Khan takes on late stand in Billy Dib on Friday night: Getty Images

Former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan has offered his £5million venue in Bolton to the NHS to help fight the coronavirus outbreak.

The facility was meant to open as a wedding venue in August but Khan is now ready to hand over the keys, insisting the safety of the public takes precedence at this stage.

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The 33-year-old wrote on Twitter: "I am aware of how difficult it is for the public to get a hospital bed in this tragic time.

"I am prepared to give my 60,000 square foot 4 story building which is due to be a wedding hall and retail outlet to the NHSuk to help people affected by the coronavirus.

"Please keep safe."

Khan is the latest name in sport to make a huge contribution to help fight the Covid-19 outbreak.

Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi have both made considerable donations to facilities in Spain with Conor McGregor vowing to give €1million worth of protective equipment to local hospitals.

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