Amir Khan denied visa to attend Floyd Mayweather Jr's bout in USA

Amir Khan denied USA visa
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Amir Khan reveals that he has been denied a visa to the United States to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr's rematch against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas.

British boxer Amir Khan has been denied a visa to enter the United States to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr's rematch against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

The 27-year-old was stopped from boarding a Virgin Atlantic flight to the US at Manchester Airport on Thursday.

The Bolton-born fighter wrote on Twitter: "Visa to America was declined after i had it approved a week ago. Was looking forward to the fight. Means I'm still in England."

Khan gave no explanation as to why he was denied a visa, but the boxer's camp are reportedly trying to resolve the issue in order to get the sportsman to the MGM Grand.

Amir Khan during a Press Conference at Mercure Sheffield St. Paul's Hotel & Spa on April 25, 2013
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