Amir Khan: British fighter to wear £30,000 shorts for Vegas bout

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Amir Khan's shorts feature white leather, silk and a 24-carat gold thread waistband
Amir Khan v Devon Alexander
Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas Date: Saturday, 12 December
Coverage: Live text commentary on BBC Sport website & mobiles from around 03:00 GMT on Sunday morning

Amir Khan will wear boxing's "most expensive shorts" when he takes on Devon Alexander in a welterweight showdown in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The shorts, made of white nappa leather, silk and featuring a waistband made of 24-carat gold thread, are reported to be worth £30,000.

The Sheffield company Fight Label, who made the shorts, said Khan "wanted extravagant and we've delivered".

The winner of Saturday's bout could fight Floyd Mayweather next year.

The designer of the shorts, Sophie Whittam, told BBC Radio 5 live: "I think it's possibly the most expensive shorts ever made.

"We worked closely with Amir's team. For around four to six weeks we've been working on designs and colours and obviously Amir and his family had a little bit of input, but at the end of the day it's what we think is going to look best. It is a very involved process."

Khan, 28, has already donned a pair of eye-catching shorts in the build-up to the bout with Alexander, who has won 26 of his 28 career fights.

The Bolton fighter sported a pair of black shorts made of "Versace material" and featuring more than "1,000 Swarovski stones" for a media workout on Wednesday.

Khan is preparing for his first fight since defeating veteran American Luis Collazo on his welterweight debut in May.

Prince Naseem Hamed (right) liked his animal print shorts
Prince Naseem Hamed (right) also liked to wear distinctive shorts in the ring
Ricky Hatton (right) wanted to show off his Manchester City allegiance with his
Ricky Hatton (right) wanted to show off his Manchester City allegiance with his
Paulie Malignaggi (left) and Adrien Broner dazzled with their trunks as well as their punches
Paulie Malignaggi (left) and Adrien Broner dazzled with their trunks as well as their punches
Sugar Ray Leonard went for red and white stripes when he fought Thomas Hearns in 1989
Sugar Ray Leonard went for red and white stripes when he fought Thomas Hearns in 1989
Mike Tyson (right) liked to keep it simple by opting for plain black
Mike Tyson (right) liked to keep it simple by opting for plain black

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