According to The Sun newspaper, the second generation Pakistanis will be swapping the rings in front of 1,000 people at a lavish £150,000 engagement party at Bolton Wanderers’ Reebok Stadium where rich footballers such as Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Ricky Hatton, David Haye are just some of people on the guest list.
Faryal Makhdoom has revealed that their relationship was almost on the ropes when they first met, as she could not understand a word he said.
American student Makhdoom, who will exchange engagement rings with the boxing sensation on Jan 29, admitted that she struggled with his broad Bolton accent.
In the beginning I really couldn’t understand him,” the Sun quoted her as saying.
“I was used to London accents and thought that’s how everyone spoke in Britain.
“But when Amir opened his mouth it was completely different.
“It was like he was speaking in a foreign tongue – so I just used to nod, agree with whatever he was talking about and say, ‘Yeah’.
She broke down the language barrier when she visited Amir’s family at their home in Bolton and spent five days meeting his nieces, nephews and cousins.
“Everything is fine with us now – my ear is tuned in.
“I enjoyed my time in Bolton but it was so different to New York, especially the streets – they looked so little,” she added.