Boxer Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom Khan splashed out for their daughter Lamaisah’s second birthday, spending £100,000 on festivities.
The celebrations for 250 guests took Faryal three months to plan and inclu- ded Disney princesses, Peppa Pig and a real-life ballerina. The party, held at Bol- ton Wanderers football club, the team which Khan supports, also featured a giant cake and a carousel.
In an interview, the 29-year-old cham- pion talked about his daughter’s big day.
“When I walked in, the first thing I said was, ‘Wow!’ My wife did an amazing job,” Khan said.
“I was busy training when she was planning this, but every day I was get- ting crazy bills and thinking, ‘What’s this for?’ Every penny spent on my daughter is worth it, though. After all, this hard work I do is for her, for my kid.”
Faryal said: “I wanted it to be some- thing really grand. Now I’m not doing anything until she’s 16.”
The 24-year-old from New York also revealed that she is much happier now after adjusting to the UK following the couple’s wedding in 2013.
“I had a rough patch at the beginning when I got married to Amir,” she said. “But as I’ve lived with him, he’s showed me a lot of things I didn’t know about him. He is such a good guy, such a kindhearted person. He’s the type of guy that would give up things for his own happiness to make his wife and child happy.”
Khan has been involved in a number of aid ventures, including giving his time to help refugees.
The Bolton-born boxer plans to take up full-time work with his charity, the Amir Khan Foundation, when he retires from sport in a few years.