Amir Khan has supplied to lend his four-storey constructing in Bolton to the NHS to assist fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The boxer says the 60,000 sq. foot property will have the ability to match as much as 4,000 beds for victims of the virus.
The lethal illness has contaminated greater than half one million folks worldwide, with the loss of life toll exceeding 21,000.
And Bolton-born Khan desires to assist his local people.
He instructed talkSPORT: “So mainly I’ve a 60,000 sq. foot constructing which I’m going to make right into a mall and likewise a banqueting corridor for weddings and conferences. It’s within the city centre of Bolton.
“I made a decision earlier than they begin engaged on the within, I don’t thoughts giving that to the NHS to say ‘look, come and use the constructing’.
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“That means it could assist all of the victims who’ve the coronavirus as a result of I see and I’ve learn that hospitals are actually sending folks away.
“There are lots of people that need assistance. There will not be sufficient beds, so I’m completely satisfied to offer my constructing. You’ll get round 3,000, 4,000 beds in there that might assist.”
Khan is hopeful of getting a optimistic verdict for his proposal quickly.
He added: “My crew is chatting with the native NHS and hopefully we are going to get a verdict within the subsequent couple of days.
“However it’s gone on the market that I’m keen to assist. It began on my social media, my Twitter. I made a decision to ship the message out to say I’d like to assist and do my little bit.
“The rationale I wish to do it is because that means we hold the victims who’ve the virus in that one constructing, as an alternative of it spreading out, as a result of it’s simple to unfold.
“Earlier than it will get worse, let me no less than assist the group as a lot as I can.”