When I caught up with Amir Khan, the Bolton-based boxer was observing Ramadan during a rare British heatwave. Muslims fast during daylight hours for a month - it ended on 17 July when Eid is celebrated across the UK - and despite it being an uncomfortable process the 28-year-old appreciates why it is a core tenet of his faith. “Normally I’d be drinking a lot of water and eating five or six times a day when I’m in training,” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) told Boxing Monthly. “I have been training at midnight instead. You’re thinking about what other people who might be poor or not as fortunate have to go through and you’re showing your support by fasting. It makes you realize that there are people out there who are suffering, so you try to help them by giving to charity and doing what you can."