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Amir Khan to take brother Haroon under his wing as he embarks on a career as a boxing promoter
Amir Khan has promised to guide his younger brother Haroon to a world title after making the 21 year-old the first signing in his new ambitious career sideline as a boxing manager and promoter.

By Ian Chadband, telegraph.co.uk, Chief Sports Correspondent

8:00AM BST 03 Oct 2012

Amir Khan flies to California next week to start his own quest to win back his world light-welterweight title but British boxing's biggest draw has revealed how he plans to ensure the Khan family will one day have cause for double celebration as he oversees the new professional career of the Commonwealth Games flyweight bronze medallist Haroon.

“I think Haroon will be a world champion – we’ll definitely keep it in the family,” Amir told Telegraph Sport as he outlined how he believes his new company, Super Fight Promotions, which he will run with experienced promoter Dennis Hobson, can breathe fresh life into British boxing.

Haroon is his first signing but Khan promised further big names from the amateur ranks would be revealed later this week.

“A lot of the Olympians want to turn pro with me,” he said.

Khan revealed that his first promotion, and Haroon’s professional debut, will be in Manchester in January.

“I’ll be there – as a man in a suit!” laughed the former two-time world champion. “Er, so I better go and steal one.”

But Khan, while still only 25 and insistent that he has three good years left himself to achieve his aim of becoming a boxing legend, is also deadly serious about his intention of becoming “the best promoter in the country”.

“I don’t think any other professional in Britain in the prime of their career has done anything like this.

"I’ve done it because I think there are a lot of young fighters who are not treated fairly, don’t get paid well or don’t have the right advice. I want to promote them to the top the right way.”

In the past, the father of the Bolton brothers has suggested Haroon could be even more successful in the professional ranks than Amir.

The youngster impressed in the Commonwealth Games, boxing for Pakistan after complaining that he was fed up with the way he was treated by British officials.

“Haroon could have gone with a lot of great offers from other promoters after that but he went with me,” said Khan.

“Yes, one of the reasons is that I’m his brother, he’s got a good deal and he has trust in me but it’s also because he knows

I’ll do the best to get him to the top and make sure he doesn’t make the same mistakes I made when I first turned pro.

"And I’ll look after all my fighters with just the same care and attention.

“I’ve had experience promoting myself in Khan Promotions, but now I’m doing it for other kids who need to be advised the right way.

"A lot of promoters are there purely as businessmen; I want to be there as a mentor too, someone who wants to make a lot of money for them but make sure it’s put away for them.”

Khan, who is off to San Francisco to reinvent his own career under new trainer Virgil Hunter following his calamitous title defeat by Danny Garcia in July, is adamant that his new sideline will not prove a distraction.

“My team know when I’m boxing, I focus purely on the fight, nothing else,” said Khan, who will make his comeback against unbeaten American Carlos Molina in December.

“It’s something I enjoy doing and I think it will keep me ticking over after my boxing career is over.”
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stevieb_8006's Photo stevieb_8006 03 Oct 2012

theres only 1 matthew hatton
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watson748's Photo watson748 03 Oct 2012

View Poststevieb_8006, on 03 October 2012 - 08:28 AM, said:

theres only 1 matthew hatton
thank god
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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 03 Oct 2012

be interesting to see how haroon gets on.

he's supposed to be a right cocky arsehole.

must run in the family then. :lol:
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stevieb_8006's Photo stevieb_8006 03 Oct 2012

hes shit. so slow and without amirs talent. i remember watching him after the fuss about him not getting selected and thinking "obviously, the other lads streets ahead of him....."

Maybe hes picked up a thing or 2 in the wildcard. I heard hes not keen on training.
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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 03 Oct 2012

yeah he ain't got the ability of amir.

still interesting to see how he gets on. :D
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