Haroon Khan

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Haroon "Harry" Khan
Statistics
Nickname(s) "King"
Rated at Super flyweight
Height 1.68 m
Nationality United Kingdom
Born 10 May 1991 (1991-05-10) (age 23)[1]
Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 4
Wins 4
Wins by KO 1
Losses 0
Draws 0

Haroon Iqbal "Harry" Khan[2][3] (born 10 May 1991) is an English professional boxer, and Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist, who is currently promoted under 'Khan Promotions'.

Personal life[edit]

Khan was born in Bolton, England, to a Rajput origin British Pakistani family with roots in the Punjab.[4]

He is the younger brother of former WBA and IBF World Light Welterweight Champion Amir Khan and is the first cousin of English cricketer Sajid Mahmood, related through a Paternal grandfather, Lal Khan, who came to England after being discharged from the Pakistan Army [5]

Prior to boxing, Khan played football for his local club before the club was eventually shut down. Khan supports his local football team Bolton Wanderers and he also enjoys Indian Premier League cricket. His all time favorite boxer is Oscar De La Hoya.[6]

Amateur career[edit]

Khan took up boxing through watching his older brother prevail at the sport as a youngster,[7] as an amateur, he fought in the Bantamweight class where he held 66 wins and 19 losses. Khan has previously won the Junior ABA Championships once and Junior Four Nations Challenge twice.[6]

2010 Commonwealth Games[edit]

The highlight of his Amateur career came when he qualified for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi following a defeat over Tanzanian boxer Sunday Elias with a blow to the head in the third round.[8]

Khan chose to represent Pakistan[9] after being overlooked by the Team GB selectors in favor of Andrew Selby, who he went onto beat in the quarter finals,[10] and was thus guaranteed a medal before losing out to the eventual gold medalist, Indian boxer Suranjoy Singh. He became one of two Pakistanis to win a bronze-medal for boxing in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the other being Muhammad Waseem.[11] Several other combatants managed to gain medals for Khan's team Pakistan at the 2010 Commonwealth Games including 2x Gold and 1x Silver for Wrestling.

2012 Olympics ban[edit]

Khan was banned by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) from representing Pakistan in World Amateur Boxing Championships, a qualifier to the 2012 Olympics, as he prepared for the tournament because he had represented for England as a youth even though he gained Pakistani citizenship in 2010. His father tried to appeal the ban but failed to have it lifted.[12]

Professional career[edit]

Super flyweight[edit]

Khan debuted at super flyweight, and is currently coached by Oliver Harrison, his elder brother Amir Khan's former coach.[6]

Professional boxing record[edit]

5 wins (1 knockouts, 4 decisions), 0 losses (0 knockouts, 0 decisions), 0 draws[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd. Date Location Notes
Win 5–0 Hungary Csaba Kovacs UD 6 2014-06-07 United Kingdom De Vere Whites, Reebok Stadium, Bolton, Greater Manchester
Win 4–0 United Kingdom Francis Croes UD 4 2014-02-07 United Kingdom Ice Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Win 3–0 Bulgaria Stefan Slavchev UD 4 2013-11-15 United Kingdom Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Lancashire
Win 2–0 United States Vincente Medellin TKO 1 2013-05-19 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey American Debut
Win 1–0 United Kingdom Brett Fidoe UD 4 2013-04-27 United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire Professional Debut

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Haroon Khan. Boxrec.
  2. ^ "Info System". D2010results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Hart, Simon (5 October 2010). "Commonwealth Games 2010: Amir Khan's brother Haroon makes strong start in boxing". Telegraph. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Amir Khan: Why the fighter from Bolton is a British sports hero worth celebrating | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Viner, Brian (29 July 2006). "Amir Khan and Sajid Mahmood: Romantic journey inspires family of top-flight talent – Cricket – Sport". The Independent. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "In Depth With Haroon Khan". Frank Warren. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "BBC Sport – London 2012: Haroon Khan hopes to better Amir at Olympics". Bbc.co.uk. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Info System". D2010results.thecgf.com. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Haroon Khan opted to box for Pakistan after England snub". The London News. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Andy Bull. "Haroon Khan earns bragging rights after beating Andrew Selby | Sport | The Observer". Guardian. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Haroon, Waseem created new history in CWG boxing". Boxingnews24.com. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "BBC Sport – Haroon Khan to appeal Pakistan Olympic boxing ban". Bbc.co.uk. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014.