UK boxer Amir Khan steps in to offer financial assistance with a young man who requires life saving surgery.

He may have had a tough time of it in and out of the ring over the past year and a half or so, but his good nature and kind side is still as strong as ever.

The Sun have reported that Khan is offering to pay for the life-saving surgery of a young man in the Pakistan by the name of Ali Hassan, who is sadly diagnosed with Neurblastoma cancer.

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The tumour is affecting the face, mouth, nose and eye of Ali it has been reported.

It is understood that the boxer will cover the financial need for all treatment required for the painful and debilitating condition.

From a boxing perspective, Khan has not fought in the ring in nearly a full year – when he was knocked out by Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas in the summer of 2016.

He is thought to be lining up an opponent in the very near future having had a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao fall through in recent months.

One option that has been suggested for him is a long awaited showdown with UK rival Kell Brook. Particularly after Brook recently lost his IBF welterweight title to Errol Spence Jr.

Brook however has intimated that he’s not particularly confident in the fight getting made.

Brook would also need to recover from a significant injury in the form of a broken eye socket suffered against Spence.

So a fight with his old rival next up at least seems unlikely.

Here is the full fight of what happened the last time Amir Khan stepped into a boxing ring. The matchup against Mexican star Canelo Alvarez that ended abruptly as any bout in recent history:

(Hat tip HBO YouTube)