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Last Updated: Sunday, 17 July 2005, 02:09 GMT 03:09 UK
Win was for bomb victims - Khan
By Ben Dirs
BBC Sport at the Bolton Arena

Amir Khan
Amir Khan dedicated his pro debut win over David Bailey on Saturday to the victims of last week's London bombings.

The 18-year-old entered the ring to the strains of Land of Hope and Glory and after his first-round stoppage waved a Union Jack with 'London' written on it.

Khan, a Muslim, said: "We need to bring the races together. It was upsetting and my friends and family were upset.

"We need people to help stop things like the London bombs and hopefully I can be one of them. I'll do anything."

Meanwhile, Khan's promoter Frank Warren said Khan could improve race relations in Britain.

"I looked at some of the flags being waved in the arena and all the people of different ethnic backgrounds and realised Amir can bring everyone together," said Warren.

"Politicians should use people like Amir who youngsters can identify with."

Interview: Amir Khan

Report: BBC Five Live's John Rawling

Interview: Promoter Frank Warren

Interview: David Bailey's trainer Eugene Maloney


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