Amir Khan tips cousin Abdul for top as he prepares for pro debut, aged 19

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Aamir Khan may be ending his illustrious career – but he is launching another Bolton banger into the fighting game.

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Cousin Abdul, 19, will box on the undercard of Amir host a Dubai show on October 16, while training for his retirement clash with Klay Brook.

Aamir Khan’s cousin Abdul is set to make his professional debut in Dubai this month
And the 19-year-old believes Khan will be better than Kel Brook when the pair finally meet

And the 19-year-old believes Khan will be better than Kel Brook when the pair finally meetCredits: Times Newspapers Ltd.

The talented teen has the same plump Northern accent and straight-forward charm of his famous mentor.


Abdul is starting his professional career with Humphrey Harrison, brother of the late and much respected Oliver – Amir’s first proper trainer.

And the former light-welterweight champion, 34, believes his safety is set to shine after so long a Covid KO’d amateur boxing.

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Aamir said: “Abdul is a very special talent and I am extremely excited to see him join the professional ranks.

“I have followed his career since his first amateur fight almost seven years ago and his potential excites me.

“With so much uncertainty surrounding amateur boxing during the lockdown, I recommended Abdul Turn Pro.


“When I see him fight, it’s like seeing myself at that age, and we will have a special journey.”

Rich enjoyed the highest highs – and some of the harshest lows, from brutal knockouts to the dark side of fame.

Yet Abdul revealed: “He never told me to avoid boxing, but never urged me to join.

“I loved doing it big, especially with Aamir and David Hay.

“He gave me a lot of advice and guidance when the idea of ​​becoming a professional started getting serious.

“I used to watch Amir and he was very exciting – win or lose, he was never in a boring fight.

I’m really confident for Amir in Brooke Fight

Abdul Khan |

“My favorite fight of his is Marcos Maidan, where he showed such heart and proved that he could fight a fighter and beat them at his own game.”

Amir took Abdul out of Dubai for some training sessions and desert runs in August and he swiftly went to the pads with the experienced player at hand.

He is now in Colorado training as talks continue over a grudge match in December with Sheffield hero Brooke, 35.

Abdul is confident that his master’s final dance will be a success after struggling to adjust with the father of three children.

And her dream is to battle Brooke’s fabulous Ingle Gym with rival Chance to make the showdown a complete family affair.

The super bantamweight said: “I’m really confident for Amir in the brook fight. I’m a good sprinter and he’s getting ahead of me, even if he’s big and heavy.

“I think Amir’s pace will always be there but it made me wonder how fast he is still.

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“People will think I’m biased, but I really think he can stop Brooke.

“I didn’t get a chance to go to any of Amir’s fights because I was too young, so it would be a great story if I ended up on the undercard of the first one I could be involved in.”

The inaugural Amir Khan Crypto Fight Night is taking place at La Perle, Dubai.

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