The Beauty and the Boxer’s Wedding

Boxer Amir Khan has wed his American fiancée Faryal Makhdoom in a lavish ceremony in New York City. 4000 guests were invited to walima.


The boxer married Faryal Makhdoom after an 18-month long engagement. The wedding itself took place in Waldorf Astoria in NY and reportedly cost $1million. Photo:

Amir Khan, the Bolton-born boxer and champion, wed in a lavish ceremony to New York based student Faryal Makhdoom on the 31st of May.

The boxer married Faryal Makhdoom after an 18-month long engagement.  The wedding itself took place in Waldorf Astoria  in NY and reportedly cost  $1million. The theme was said to have been Arabian Nights. Find some pictures below of the amazingly colourful and lavish celebrations.

Jeff Powell was the only journalist invited to Khan’s wedding in New York:

The boy from Bolton who grew into Britain’s youngest Olympic boxing medallist and then a two-time world champion took as his bride the beautiful heiress, student and budding model Faryal Makhdoom.

Amir, 26, made his entry into the grand ballroom at the fabled Waldorf Astoria hotel accompanied by a group of close friends from Lancashire who comprise the core of Khan’s army of travelling fans, all dancing wildly to the beat of drummers(…..) Khan has never looked happier than he did this weekend as he and his bride performed their first dance, exchanged huge rings and cut a five-tier wedding cake. 

On his Twitter profile Amir stated he was ‘happily married’ whilst Faryal’s tweet read  ‘Mrs Khan’.

Faryal  has now  moved to Bolton to start her life there with her husband Amir and are currently on honeymoon. Blend would like to wish them all the best in their married life!


The couple sold their pictures for the Mehndi, Shadi and Walima to Hello Magazine. The Walima took place on the 9th of June at the Reebok Stadium with reportedly 4000 guests in attendance.  The pictures for the Walima are available to in Hello magazine from next week according to Faryal’s Facebook page.

The picture to have gone somewhat viral in social media must be the one of Faryal applying make-up in a mirror. Some people have commented on her extraordinary use of make-up but most have been  in awe of her stunning look for her big day. We thought she looked amazing!

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