Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Warren Hopes Khan's Loyal

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Warren Hopes Khan's Loyal

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FRANK WARREN hopes WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan does not develop "amnesia" and stays loyal to the man who has stood by him since turning professional.

The Bolton fighter shot to fame six years ago when he just lost out on a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Athens as a 17-year-old.

Khan, 23, then turned professional and Warren has promoted all 23 of his fights since.

Many thought Khan's career had come to an early end when he was knocked out by Breidis Prescott in the first round of his fight with the Colombian in 2008.

Warren stood by him, though, and guided the fighter to his first world title when he beat Ukrainian Andreas Kotelnik to pick up the WBA belt last July.

Khan, like fellow British boxers David Haye and Ricky Hatton, has now established his own promotions company - Khan Promotions.

When asked whether the emergence of that company could put Warren's relationship with the Bolton fighter in danger, the 57-year-old said: "Look, whatever's going to happen is going to happen. …

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