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Newz Forum: BOXING: Khan eyes gold

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posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 11:49 PM
Britain's only boxer at the Olympics, Amir Khan, is backing himself to win gold at the Games.

The 17-year-old is fighting in the 60-kg category against the likes of world number one Mario Kindelan.

And Khan said: "I know about Mario Kindelan, who won in the Olympics in Sydney, and I think he's beatable.

"I've also seen a couple from Asia and Africa and they looked good but I think I'd be all right against them and beat any of them."

The teenage lightweight will travel to Athens without any other team-mates, after no other Britons qualified for the Olympics.

But the boxer dubbed "boy wonder" by national coaching director Ian Irwin is unfazed.

Khan said: "I was fairly confident when I went and thought 'yeah, I can win gold'. Any other colour is not sufficient for me.

"I'm going to take everything I can."

Story from BBC SPORT:

Published: 2004/07/08 08:07:36 GMT



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