In a sport where showy is celebrated and image is paramount, Amir Khan may have taken flashy to a new level.
For his welterweight fight Saturday against Devon Alexander, the 28-year-old British boxer will wear shorts valued at around $50,000.
Just how, you ask, can a pair of trunks be worth $50,000? Khan's shorts have crocodile trim and 24-carat gold woven through the waist band. The shorts are, perhaps not surprisingly, the most expensive boxing trunks ever worn.
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Khan, who dubs himself "King Khan," has never been known for humility.
— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) December 10, 2014
Representing Britain, Khan won the Olympic silver medal in the lightweight division at the 2004 Athens Games, and his career took off as he started working with storied boxing trainer Freddie Roach in 2008 (the pair split up in 2012). Now, according to one estimate, Khan is worth $30 million.
After losing consecutive bouts to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, Khan has won all three of his fights the past two years. Heading into the fight against Alexander, Khan is 29-3 all time.