Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Khan Promotions Branching Out, Aim To Become Players

By Terence Dooley

Amir Khan recently told BoxingScene that he is still in the hunt for major world titles, but the 2004 Olympic silver medalist has also confirmed that his company, Khan Promotions, is seeking to branch out by adding to their roster of boxers.  Khan Promotions has played a part in the Bolton-based boxer’s recent outings yet have not made any major signings, which is about to change according to Asif Vali, Khan’s business manager. 

“Amir is looking at a few fighters and wants to make more signings for Khan promotions, so any Olympic boxers who are hoping to turn professional can come and talk us,” said Vali when speaking to BoxingScene.

Khan has been a constant ringside presence at London’s Excel Arena during the 2012 Games.  The 25-year-old told me that the likes of Anthony Joshua, Anthony Ogogo and Luke Campbell, plus the rest of Team GB, could follow in his footsteps by securing big pro deals after a successful tournament.

“If guys like Joshua make the right moves in this sport after they do well in the Olympics then they an in a great position to affect their lives, and their parents and families lives as well,” said Khan during a recent telephone conversation, he has also Tweeted his intention to sign more fighters to Khan Promotions.

Should the former WBA and IBF light-welterweight world champion ink a few deals, he will follow in the footsteps of Lennox Lewis and Floyd Mayweather, who established promotional companies during their professional careers.  Given the 26-3 (18) fighter’s high profile, he could be a player when the members of the “Class of 2012” announce a desire to sign professional terms.

Khan’s recent interview: http://www.boxingscene.com/khan-remain-140-decision-on-roach-coming-soon--55842

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

Tags: Amir Khan image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by anonymous2.0 on 08-10-2012

[QUOTE=DeadLikeMe;12416162]He should start importing some of these Turkish and Indian fighters. Make it an ethnic thing, I wouldn't really consider it racist. Khan has a special niche fan base in addition to his diverse (still mostly British) fan base. Same…

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 08-10-2012

[QUOTE=fladz;12416120]I don't follow you anonymous. How would NBC have any say in where an amateur boxer decides to start his professional career?[/QUOTE] Sorry if I wasn't clear, I meant that GBP, being involved with the Olympic boxing scene, has a…

Comment by spoonwars on 08-10-2012

Khan Promotions advertising to young fighters on how to guide boxing careers, headed by Amir Khan who has yet to guide his own?

Comment by DeadLikeMe on 08-10-2012

He should start importing some of these Turkish and Indian fighters. Make it an ethnic thing, I wouldn't really consider it racist. Khan has a special niche fan base in addition to his diverse (still mostly British) fan base. Same…

Comment by fladz on 08-10-2012

I don't follow you anonymous. How would NBC have any say in where an amateur boxer decides to start his professional career?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines Terry Flanagan vs. Maurice Hooker for WBO Belt in Play For April Katie Taylor Retains WBA Title, Decisions Jessica McCaskill Martin J. Ward Drops, Stops Juli Giner To Capture EBU Title Josh Kelly Drops, Stops Jean Michel Hamilcaro In Six Orlando Salido: Retirement is Over, I'm Coming Back in 2018! Conor Benn Gets Off The Floor, Goes Through Fire To Win Horn: I'll Prove Americans Wrong, Crawford is Someone I Can Beat Photos: Claressa Shields Putting in Work For Title Defense Joshua Buatsi Set For February Return Jessie Vargas vs. Aaron Herrera - Undercard Information Tyson Fury Says He Has Several Options To Secure Boxing License Jake Ball Outpoints Shinkwin: Cheeseman, Cordina Get Wins Crawford: A lot of Holes in Jeff Horn's Game, I'm No Corcoran! Horn Coach: Crawford Beatable, Has Weaknesses We Can Exploit Arum: You Are Crazy To Say Horn Has No Shot To Beat Crawford! Gamal Yafai Gets York Hall Win, Set For Busy 2018 Tyson Fury Has Some Work, Could Reclaim License Next Month Sadam Ali Wants to Stay at 154 Pounds, Defend WBO Title Next Arum: Will Take 'Real Ballsy 130-Pounder' to Fight Lomachenko Kell Brook: My Injuries Were Legit - Rigondeaux Just Quit! Horn Overcomes Cuts to Bloody, Stop Corcoran in 11th Round Parker's Trainer: We Made Compromise - Up To Joshua To Agree! Lee Selby Inks Three-Fight Deal With Frank Warren UK News: Ohara Davies, David Allen, Nicola Adams, Natasha Jonas Alex Leapai To Appeal Technical Draw: Lenny Z, Paul Fleming Win Team Hammer Smile at UKAD Ruling To Reverse Tyson Fury Loss Melindo Vows To Take Down Ryoichi Taguchi in Unification Bout De La Hoya: I Don't Think Anything Can Stop Canelo-GGG Deal Video: Kell Brook Discusses His Ring Return, Injuries, More Caleb Truax: I Worked My Ass Off - Everything Came Together Corcoran to Horn: This Isn't a Head-Butting Contest; Fight Fair! WBA: Rigondeaux Will Be Stripped After Loss To Lomachenko! Photos: Cletus Seldin, Antoine Douglas, O'Sullivan Workouts Video: Billy Joe Saunders Aims To Box Lemieux's Ears Off Haymon Boxing: DeGale Does Have Rematch Clause For Truax Photos: David Lemieux Training For Promised KO of Saunders Lomachenko Manager: Preference is To Unify at 130 Photos: Billy Joe Saunders Putting in Work For David Lemieux Video: David Lemieux Very Pumped To Face Billy Joe Saunders Arum: Dates in March, April on Hold For Crawford's Title Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement