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Going for gold
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Amir Khan will be Great Britain's only boxer in Athens


Amir Khan


Going to the Olympics is like a dream come true - I've always wanted to go.

I expected to go to Beijing in 2008, but I've got the chance now and I'm going to take it.

I don't feel any added pressure being the only British representative.

I'm just going to box like I normally do and I know I'm capable of getting a medal.

I'm only 17 and it will be a great experience for me.

Amir Khan is confident of going the distance in Athens
Amir thinks he can go all the way

I'm still on a learning curve and hopefully at the next Olympics I'll be a lot more mature and a lot stronger.

And I'll also have a lot more pressure on me because I'll be more experienced and tipped for gold.

The defending Olympic 60kg champion, Mario Kindelan from Cuba, is the man to beat in Athens.

I lost to him in the pre-Olympic tournament in Athens but it was very close.

I felt I boxed well against him and I now know what to expect.

If I meet him again, I think I can beat him.


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