Bolton born boxing superstar, Amir Khan’s reaction came soon after the International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced on Wednesday that professional boxers would be allowed to compete in Brazil this summer. He stated that he “would love” to represent his home nation of Pakistan in Rio de Janeiro.
“It will help boxers and if I am permitted as per rules and from my promoter then I would love to compete for Pakistan. I will be very happy if I can compete in the Olympics. I want to serve Pakistan.” Said Amir in a press conference in Karanchi.
His last fight against Saúl Álvarez was one to forget for the former WBA worldsuper-lightweight Champion as he was the victim of definitive knock-out. Still the British-Pakistani boxer is keen on his Olympic medal hopes if at all the rules and his promoter do in fact let him compete.
Amir’s younger brother Haroon who competed for Great Britain on a junior level and therefore was prohibited for competing for Pakistan at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Pakistan Boxing Federation secretary, Iqbal Hussain was also said to be glad at the possibility of Amir fighting in the Green colours.
Will he compete in Brazil later this year? Only time will tell.