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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 February 2006, 16:08 GMT
Khan will not be rushed - Warren
Amir Khan
Khan has stopped four of his five opponents
Amir Khan's promoter Frank Warren says he will not rush his fighter into a title match despite calls for the 19-year-old to face sterner tests.

Khan has breezed through his first five professional fights and beat Belarussian Vitali Martynov in 75 seconds in Nottingham on Saturday.

Warren said: "We're making the right moves. We're not putting him top of the bill, so we are not having people on.

"Let's not start saying he should be fighting for a world title right now."

Khan remains ineligible to fight for a British title until he turns 20 next December but he could fight for a different belt beforehand.

Amir still has a lot to learn but he is adapting well as a pro. I can't tell you how good I think he looks
Frank Warren

But Warren added: "For us to even be discussing his opponents after just five fights I find amazing.

"Muhammad Ali fought someone called Donnie Fleeman in his fifth fight while Sugar Ray Leonard fought a guy with four wins and 10 losses.

"Given his age, his experience and the pressures he had, Amir was fantastic (against Martynov).

"He still has a lot to learn but he is adapting well as a pro. I just can't tell you how good I think he looks."

Khan will soon learn the identity of his next opponent as he prepares for his sixth professional bout on 25 February, on the undercard of Danny Williams v Matt Skelton at London's ExCel Arena.




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