Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Haroon Khan Predicts a Big Year as He Starts With Win

BOLTON - Rising star Haroon Khan got 2014 off to a great start after a dazzling points victory in his fourth professional bout.

The Bolton starlet had too much for his Yorkshire opponent, Francis Croes, on Friday night’s Sheffield bill, as he put on his best performance since turning professional last year.

From the get-go Khan dominated his 25-year-old foe, using his fast footwork and counter punching to offset his challenger’s come-forward style. As the fight progressed it was the super-flyweight Khan landing the more hurtful and telling blows pushing back the unrelenting Croes.

Croes proved to be a very game opponent but as the bout continued it was Khan who was becoming the aggressor in the fight as he wore down the Middlesbrough man, landing some beautiful combinations in the fourth and final round that stopped Croes in his tracks.

The 22-year-old’s hand speed was notable throughout the fight as he picked off the slower Croes the more the fight went on. In the end, though, it went to the scorecard with Khan winning a landslide victory 40-36.

It was a very mature display by Khan who showed the progress he continues to make under trainer Oliver Harrison, with the youngster delighted with his night’s work.

“It was a really good fight and I’m happy with how I did in there,” said Khan. “Croes was a tough opponent and he kept coming forward which forced me to use my boxing skills and counter him. The more the fight went on, though, I felt I was taking over and you could see that. It was my best performance since turning professional and I think that’s just a reflection of the work I’ve been doing with Oliver Harrison because I’ve been learning so much,” he said.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist is happy to get the year off to such an emphatic start and is out to make it one to remember.

“This is going to be a big year for me. I want to get my head down, keep learning in the gym and get as many fights under my belt as possible. The last year I’ve picked up so much since turning professional and I want to keep that up,” said Khan.

“I’m going to be very active in 2014 and I have no doubts that it’s going to be a great year for me because I’m eager to learn and improve and I know I have the right trainer and team around me to do that,” he said.

Trainer Oliver Harrison was also pleased with how his young prospect performed.

“Haroon did very well in there,” said Harrison. “I scored him an 8 out of 10 which is very good in my book because I don’t usually give such high ratings. I definitely think it was his best performance since he turned pro and I’m very happy with the progress he keeps on making in the gym. If he keeps learning he can go very far in the sport,” he said.

Khan is aiming to be out again soon with an announcement to be made in due course.

Tags: Haroon Khan image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by king4oranges on 02-08-2014

This Haroon guy looks like GOAT type of fighter. seriously!

Comment by Box-Office on 02-08-2014

[QUOTE=Money_May;14218705]He doesn't have the natural gifts Amir does, speed and athleticism, so I hope he'll learn the fundamentals better then Amir did.[/QUOTE] A slow rise may be his blessing in disguise. Hes been traning at Wild Card as an amateur…

Comment by Box-Office on 02-08-2014

with a major name backing and a lack of depth in the flyweight division where ppl get their chance sooner rather later he may as well get a world title fite.

Comment by Money_May on 02-08-2014

He doesn't have the natural gifts Amir does, speed and athleticism, so I hope he'll learn the fundamentals better then Amir did.

Comment by Earl-Hickey on 02-08-2014

sorry haroon but you just aren't very good.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Hopkins Urges Mayweather, McGregor: Make Fight Free For Fans! Photos: Miguel Cruz vs. Alex Martin - PBC on FS1 Official Weights Jeff Horn: I'm Going To Give Manny Pacquiao a Really Hard Fight Chavez Sr. Vows To Get Payback For The Murder of His Brother Pacquiao's Aussie Sparring Partner: I Don't Owe Jeff Horn Sh*t! Ward To Critics: I'm Not Having It, Nobody Taking Away This Win! Gabe Rosado Looking To Possible J'Leon Love Rematch Roc Nation Exec: Flores Intentionally Stayed Down on the Canvas Photos: Omar Figueroa Putting in Work For Robert Guerrero Miguel Roman Bounces Back With Battering of Nery Saguilan Julio Cesar Chavez's Brother Shot and Killed During Robbery Misael Rodriguez, Lindolfo Delgado To Return on Televisa Card Beibut Shumenov Officially Retires Due To Severe Eye Injury Montgomery Brothers Ink With Witness Sports Management NSAC Changes Rigondeaux-Flores Result From KO to a No-Contest Tyson Fury: McGregor Drills Mayweather - It'll Be Good For Boxing Badou Jack Wants Adonis Stevenson After Nathan Cleverly Shot Fury: 'I'm a Fat Bastard;' Says He Must Lose 100-Plus Pounds Canelo On Chavez: He Didn't Try to Win; You Have to Have Balls! Mikey Garcia Wants Linares, Lomachenko or Pacquiao in The Fall Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev II Ending, Canelo-VADA, More Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui Rematch Ordered By The IBF Arum Feels Horn Will Become Major Star After Pacquiao Fight De La Hoya: Canelo vs. Golovkin is a Trilogy Type of Fight Canelo: Big Difference Between Me and The Guys Golovkin KO'd Manny Pacquiao - Nothing To Prove, Not Much To Lose Horn's Trainer: Secret 10-Point Plan in Place To Beat Pacquiao Pacquiao: McGregor Not Compatible With Boxing - He Won't Win Lomachenko's Manager Responds Back To Team Rigondeaux Shane Mosley Jr. Motivated To Impress on Pacquiao-Horn Card Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury Now in Manchester, September 23 Fortune: Plain and Simple - Horn Has No Shot To Beat Pacquiao! Team Rigondeaux on Lomachenko: We're Calling Your 130 Bluff! Photos: Tomasz Adamek Returns, Defeats Solomon Haumono Duran: If McGregor is Serious, He'll Break Mayweather's Legs Rigondeaux Wants Lomachenko at 126, Worried He'll Go To 135 Omar Chavez Wants To Get His Hands on Antonio Margarito Roach: I Have Not Seen This Manny Pacquiao in Seven Years! Pacquiao: I've Never Been This Motivated, Fired Up For a Fight! Loeffler: Canelo-GGG, Mayweather-McGregor Both Will Do Well
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement