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Amir Khan weds in $1 million New York ceremony

 

British Pakistani boxing champion Amir Khan has married his fiancee Faryal Makhdoom in a lavish, $1 million ceremony in New York.

Khan, 26, and Pakistani-American student Makhdoom, 21, tied the knot in front of 400 guests at the plush Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan on Friday night.

The couple had got engaged in August 2012 in front of more than 1000 friends and relatives at another lavish ceremony at the Reebok football stadium in Khan's hometown of Bolton.

The New York Post reports that Khan, who has built something of a reputation for being profligate, is planning another do in Britain to celebrate the wedding for a further 4000 people.

The new Mrs Khan tweeted soon after the wedding: 'Last night was like a dream, truly amazing.

Thanks to everyone that participated, really meant a lot x Now ready for the UK wedding!!❤.'

Amir and Faryal have had a long-distance romance over the past 18 months, but she is thought to be moving to Bolton together now they have wed.

The wedding comes after a tumultuous year for the couple.

Last June, Amir - a devout Muslim - was forced to apologise to his fiancee after he posted a Twitter photo of him holding a wad of cash in front of a scantily-clad woman dancing on a pole in a Las Vegas nightclub.

Then, in October 2012, Amir rushed to deny claims by two models who said the Olympic medallist had "romped in a hot tub" with the duo during a holiday in Spain.

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