News September 2011

Amir Khan's brother has Olympic hopes dashed


By @livefight

Haroon with Amir

20 year old Haroon Khan, the brother of WBA champion Amir, has said they will appeal the amateur governing body's decision not to allow him to represent Pakistan at the London 2012 Olympics.

"The Pakistan boxing federation got an email that Haroon can't represent them as he represented England as a youth. We sent letters out to AIBA and we're hoping that they'll accept all this." said his father Shah to BBC sport.

"Their rulings say when a boxer becomes a national in more than one country then he has decided which country he wants to represent. He became a national of Pakistan in 2010, now that was after he'd boxed for England.

"Then he decided he wanted to box for Pakistan, which he did in the Commonwealth games, where he won a bronze medal. If you go by that rule he did decide to box for Pakistan so he should be entitled to box for Pakistan.

"There is another qualifier in February and we're keeping our fingers crossed he'll be going there." concluded Shah.


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