Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Haroon: I'm a Victim of the Name Game

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Haroon: I'm a Victim of the Name Game

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HAROON Khan claims opponents are pricing themselves out of fighting him because of his famous name.

Amir's younger brother steps into the ring for the fifth time as a pro against Kyle King on Saturday night.

The super flyweight believes he could be on course to challenge for a British title before the end of the year - but has revealed the struggles he has had in securing opponents in his fledgling career.

"There aren't many in the UK in my weight category," he said. "Most find out who they are fighting and the name Khan does have an effect."

"We always give good offers. If they take it, they take it.

"We know what's going on in the boxing game. Amir has had a number of opponents to fight, but the contract doesn't get signed. It doesn't happen.

"The name Khan and because I'm Amir's younger brother, does play a big part."

Khan - a 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist - believes he can take over from Paul Butler as Britain's top super flyweight. …

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