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Old 05-13-2010, 03:45 PM   #1
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Brother of Amir Khan chooses to fight for ****stan


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World champion Amir Khan's brother Haroon will fight for ****stan at the Commonwealth Games after being overlooked by the English authorities. The brothers' father told BBC Sport the 19-year-old was not turning his back on England but he had no alternative.
"There's no future for him representing England as they've got their podium squad and development squad, and he's not even on that," said Shah Khan.
"It's unfortunate but he's lucky he's got another route, which is ****stan."
Speaking ahead of his older son Amir's fight with Paulie Malignaggi in New York on Saturday, Khan Sr said the ****stan authorities had taken a look at his younger son and were happy to have him as part of their programme for October's Commonwealth Games in Dehli.
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"He went there for trials and their Cuban coach was there," he said.
"He did some sparring with their internationals, and after they saw him he had a meeting and they said yes, we want to take him in."
Khan Sr feels Haroon is not being given a proper chance in England and he could not understand why.
"If England don't give him a chance what does he do?" he said. "I don't know why the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) aren't having a look at him, is it because Amir has achieved so much and they don't want two brothers to do the same? I've no idea.
"I'm very bitter, I'm disappointed more than anything, we bent backwards to do whatever we could for the ABA but they've turned their back on Haroon."
Bantamweight Haroon told the Times that he had always dreamt of representing Great Britain, but he had "never had a look-in" with regards to being part of the senior squad.
He also said he hoped to turn professional after October, so there was no prospect of representing ****stan at the London 2012 Olympics, saying "it wouldn't feel right".
Haroon competed in this year's ABAE Championships but was eliminated before the quarter-final stage.
In the independent Boxing News rankings for all fighters in his class across the Home Nations, he was rated as 10th best.
The two English boxers who are in the national squad training full-time at Sheffield were ranked second and fifth.
A spokesperson for GB Boxing, which deals with Olympic boxing, told BBC Sport: "Haroon is on our radar and if he boxes well in competition and shows significant progress then he could make it into the Podium squad and become a candidate for the 2012 Olympic team."
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Personally dont blame him and would do the same myself if had he choice.

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Good on him. Hope he does well.
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I don't blame the lad.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:48 PM   #4
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Why not, fair play to him.
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Why not, fair play to him.
My guess is we'll be hearing quite a few "why nots" from the usual suspects in due course...
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:50 PM   #6
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Racist cunts.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:50 PM   #8
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Best of luck to him. Hopefully he can become a legend of the sport like his big brother.

To be honest though if he was rated only 10th by boxing news and had not done too great at the ABAE then what does he expect?

Boxers should be picked on performances not on what a fat old twat with bad teeth say's.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:51 PM   #9
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Never seen him box but I remember hearing that he was a highly regarded prospect. Don't blame the lad for doing what he's done.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:56 PM   #10
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Best of luck to him. Hopefully he can become a legend of the sport like his big brother.

To be honest though if he was rated only 10th by boxing news and had not done too great at the ABAE then what does he expect?

Boxers should be picked on performances not on what a fat old twat with bad teeth say's.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:00 PM   #11
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Well he's obviously not good enough. Dunno why dad's so bitter, of course it's expected to be disappointed that your son doesn't cut the mustard, but **** off with this shit. Loads of young boxers will miss out, so what? Don't see their dads whining about the injustice of it all.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:02 PM   #12
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good for him

i know i would have happily played for ireland school boys had the chance arison
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Well he's obviously not good enough. Dunno why dad's so bitter, of course it's expected to be disappointed that your son doesn't cut the mustard, but **** off with this shit. Loads of young boxers will miss out, so what? Don't see their dads whining about the injustice of it all.
Exactly.

If he was good enough, he'd have been in contention to compete for a place.

It wasn't as if he was kept out of trials because of some idiot with an agenda like Haye and Froch were.
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Default Re: Khans brother opts to fight for ****stan as not picked by England

If I had had the ability to play professional football for England I am sure I would have. It is an injustice that I am overlooked just for the fact I am not good enough.


Anyone else enjoy reading the dad always claiming dodgy things went off every time Haroon loses. And by the way the person saying Haroon is a world class prospect is the dad...
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:04 PM   #15
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it seems to me that haroon wasn't good enough to box for britain. obviously the father is disapointed, but he needs to be realistic, and that's your son is not regarded the best in his divison for britain like his brother was.
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