Khan Hopes To Beef Up Stable With British Olympians

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.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing1706 on 12-25-2012

[QUOTE=heihaci;12855053]Froch is still not a household name[/QUOTE] I said Carl Froch is the real face of British boxing in MY EYES Unfortunately HBO and Showtime would rather televise Khan,a guy that spends more time falling around the ring like bambi…

Comment by heihaci on 12-25-2012

[QUOTE=Boxing1706;12854755]**** that,Carl Froch is the real face of Birtitsh boxing in my eyes.Amir Khan is just a ****ing novelty act and a cash cow for Golden boy.[/QUOTE] Froch is still not a household name

Comment by Boxing1706 on 12-25-2012

[QUOTE=P4P DESTINED;12853747]Khan is the face of british boxing. He hasnt had the most succesfull career right up to now. He has made loads of money and has crossed over. He would make a good advisor.[/QUOTE] **** that,Carl Froch is the…

Comment by Corelone on 12-24-2012

[QUOTE=MrFynest;12853767]Chin or no chin. Out of the european fighter I at least give Khan credit for crossing over unlike the other europeans where they're scared to fight away from their back yard.[/QUOTE] That and the fact that he graduated to…

Comment by itchum77 on 12-24-2012

I wouldn't say he's the face of British boxing an advisor I don't think he'd be any better

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