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Amir's journey from Bolton to stardom
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Amir Khan is Britain's youngest Olympic boxer since 1976 Picture 1 of 14
Amir Khan was Britain's youngest Olympic boxer since 1976. He's still only 17 and has just won is first fight since Athens
Amir was born on 8 December 1986 in Bolton Picture 2 of 14
Amir's father moved to the UK in 1970 from Pakistan. His son was born in Bolton on 8 December 1986. Who'd have thought what would be happening 17 years later?
At the age of 8 Amir got into boxing after watching Muhammad Ali fight on TV Picture 3 of 14
The hyperactive 8-year-old was taken to the local gym and after watching Muhammad Ali fight on TV Amir's boxing talent grew from strength to strength
Amir was fighting competitively when he was 11 Picture 4 of 14
Amir was fighting competitively by the time he was 11. Within another six years he had won 3 English schools titles and 3 Junior ABA titles
Amir qualified for Athens after winning the Strandja Cup in Korea Picture 5 of 14
After just seven senior fights Amir qualified for Athens when he won the Strandja Cup in Korea. He's also won gold at the Euro Champs and World Juniors this year
Amir was 13 when Britain's Audley Harrison won gold in Sydney Picture 6 of 14
Amir was 13 when Britain's Audley Harrison won Olympic gold in Sydney. Audley says Amir is "mentally perfect and has the eyes of a tiger"
Amir's opening fight in Athens was against Greece's Marios Kaperonis Picture 7 of 14
Amir's opening fight in Athens was in front of a noisy crowd where he was up against Greece's Marios Kaperonis
It was a nervous start for Amir Picture 8 of 14
It was a nervous start for Amir but he eventually turned on the style coming good in the final round winning by 20 points
It's a happy Olympic debut for Amir Picture 9 of 14
It's a happy Olympic debut for Amir. Bring on the next opponent!
Next up was the highly-rated Bulgarian Dimitar Stilianov Picture 10 of 14
Next up was the highly-rated Bulgarian Dimitar Stilianov. No problem!
Next to fall to Amir's power was South Korea's Jong Sub Baik Picture 11 of 14
Next to fall was South Korea's Jong Sub Baik. Former boxing star Richie Woodhall says Amir is "one special talent and better than Naseem Hamed when he was 17"
Amir is guaranteed an Olympic silver Picture 12 of 14
Amir is guaranteed an Olympic silver, whatever happens after victory over Serik Yeleuov
Amir fails to strike gold this time, and has to settle for a silver medal instead Picture 13 of 14
Amir fails to strike gold this time around, taking the silver medal instead after losing gallantly to defending Olympic champ, Cuban Mario Kindelan.
What's the future hold for Amir? Picture 14 of 14
What's the future hold? Amir will have offers to turn professional, but at the moment he wants University and the 2008 Beijing Olympics in his plans. We shall see.....

Amir Khan is Britain's youngest Olympic boxer since 1976

Amir was fighting competitively when he was 11

Amir's opening fight in Athens was against Greece's Marios Kaperonis

Next up was the highly-rated Bulgarian Dimitar Stilianov

Amir fails to strike gold but says he'll be back for Beijing in 2008

Amir was born on 8 December 1986

Amir qualified for Athens after winning the Strandja Cup in Korea

It was a nervous start for Amir

Next to fall to Amir's power was South Korea's Jong Sub Baik

What's the future hold for Amir?

At the age of 8 Amir got into boxing after watching Muhammed Ali fight on TV

Amir was 13 when Britain's Audley Harrison won gold in Sydney

It's a happy Olympic debut for Amir

Amir is guaranteed an Olympic bronze


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