Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Amir Khan's brother turning pro
By Dan Rafael
Former junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan has his next fight set, a Dec. 15 bout on Showtime against lightweight prospect Carlos Molina.
But Khan is also busy with boxing business outside the ring, namely the launch of his own promotional company, Super Fight Promotions, which has announced the signing of its first fighter.
England's Khan announced that Super Fight Promotions, which includes longtime British promoter Dennis Hobson as a partner in the company, has signed Haroon Khan, a 21-year-old flyweight. He also happens to be Amir's younger brother, a standout amateur whose highlight was winning a bronze medal at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.
"I'm delighted that Haroon is the first fighter to sign for Super Fight Promotions," Khan said. "He's got a lot of talent and I know he can achieve a lot in the professional game. His amateur record will serve him well and I have no doubts that his decision to turn professional will prove to be a very fruitful one. Super Fight Promotions is a company which is going to make big waves in boxing as we actively seek to sign the very best young talent around."
Said Haroon Khan, "I've always wanted to turn professional and to do so under Super Fight Promotions was an opportunity that I couldn't turn down. I have big ambitions but will take things a step at a time and I know I've got the best team behind me, who have that experience to help guide my career to the very top."