By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star
BOLTON’S Amir Khan wants to sign up Britain’s Olympic boxing heroes and make them professional stars.
The 2004 Athens silver medallist has linked up with Oscar De La Hoya to create Golden Boy UK Promotions to give British boxers the chance to fight on both sides of the Atlantic.
They have spoken to gold medal winners Luke Campbell and Anthony Joshua as well as silver medallist Fred Evans and bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo.
Campbell, Joshua and Ogogo are mulling over whether to go professional or stay amateur, while Evans is adamant he is staying in the unpaid ranks for another year at least.
Khan will even try to tempt Nicola Adams – the first women’s Olympic gold medalist – to sign up, even though the Leeds flyweight wants to go for Rio 2016.
Khan said: “I want to keep it exclusive and limited as well. I want the Olympians. You don’t want too many fighters. I won’t rush into it and sign everyone, I will just pick the best.
“I think it would be a great idea to get a girl to turn pro because we’ve never had a professional like that with Olympic pedigree.”