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Amir Khan's coach Mick Jelley insists amateur boxing must pay up or risk losing the 17-year-old Olympic star to the pros.
Jelley believes Khan is desperate to carry on for a gold-medal shot in Beijing in four years' time.
But he warned that lucrative professional offers could tempt the Bolton youngster unless he received sufficient funding for the next four years.
Jelley said: "I don't think Amir is going to turn pro - but the powers that be have got to make it viable.
"If you are offered £10 a week or £10,000 a week which would you take? But if it is viable then Amir will stay amateur."