KARACHI: World Boxing Council (WBC) silver welterweight champion Amir Khan will be holding a high-end charity event, under the aegis of the Amir Khan Trust, from June 2 to raise funds for drilling two wells in Thar. The event’s organisers revealed that the international boxer’s tour will stretch over three days with a meet-and-greet at a local mall taking place on May 31, followed by a public workout at the Frere Hall the next day. The main event, which will feature eight international boxers, will take place on June 2 at a local hotel. “It is a fund-raising event to drill two water wells in Thar,” the organisers were quoted as saying. “The main event will be properly recorded as Khan wants to bring international boxing to Pakistan.” Meanwhile, hospitality partners of Amir Khan Trust, Pearl Continental Hotels, revealed that the charges for the Main Fight Night are set at Rs150,000/- for a table of ten people each. While the event is aimed at improving the boxing scenario in Pakistan, the national boxers, surprisingly, are unaware of it. PAF boxer Arshad Hussain, who is currently attending a training camp in Islamabad ahead of Pakistan’s Olympic qualifiers, revealed that the Pakistan Boxing Federation had not told them about the event. However, Hussain remains optimistic that having international boxers fighting in the country is the best way forward to improve the scenario of the sport in the country. “The reason we are not performing to our potential is because we don’t get to fight against international boxers. These pugilists have a far superior technique than ours. Khan’s event can certainly be great for the boxers but we don’t know much about it yet,” he said.