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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

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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?

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