Boxing star Amir Khan was born and raised in Britain, and won a silver medal representing the country at the 2004 Olympics. But because he's Muslim and his family traces its origins to Pakistan, Khan often had trouble when traveling to the United States.

That changed when Khan met Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State. Khan explained to Clinton how he ran into hassles about his passport every time he came to the U.S., and he said she resolved the issue.

Khan's first 23 professional bouts were in the U.K. But starting with his fight against Paulie Malignaggi in May 2010, Khan has had 10 of his past 12 matches in the U.S. Clinton was Secretary of State from 2009-2013. Check out Khan's recollection of meeting Clinton in Washington in the video above. Go to ESNEWS for full interview.

Before his fight against Canelo Alvarez in May 2016 in Nevada, Khan joked that it might be his last in the U.S. if Donald Trump became president. Khan hasn't fought since losing to Alvarez -- and his next fight, April 21 against Phil Lo Greco, will be in Liverpool, England.

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