A British prospect's coming of age

The U.K. fight scene witnessed a banner year in 2007, but with boxing royalty Joe Calzaghe getting up there in age and Ricky Hatton about to hit 30, the masses are on the lookout for the heir to the throne. Someone has to take over as British top dog, so why not Amir Khan?

Originally Published: January 29, 2008
By Glyn Leach | Special to ESPN.com

Without question, 2007 was a massive year for boxing in the U.K.

Joe Calzaghe and David Haye became unified champions; Ricky Hatton contested the unofficial pound-for-pound title; promoter Frank Warren was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame; Enzo Calzaghe, father of the super middleweight champion, won the trainer of the year honor at the prestigious BBC sports awards (Joe took the big one, BBC Sports Personality of the Year) …

"But what happens next?"

Well, ...

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