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The ups and downs of boxing
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Amir was voted the best boxer at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Bulgaria


Amir Khan


My best moment in boxing is before every fight when I get the nerves just before getting in the ring.

Also, when the bell goes at the end of the final round and you know you've got the gold medal.

I won the world junior 60kg title in South Korea in June which was a memorable moment.

Another best moment is to be voted the best boxer in a whole tournament.

This happened to me in the Olympic qualifiers in Bulgaria.

Amir has been compared to the young Muhammad Ali
Amir strikes an Ali pose!

It made me feel very good and boosted my confidence.

I was also likened to a young Muhammad Ali which was very flattering!

He's my main hero so it's good when people say things like that.

The worst thing about boxing is being hit!

And when you lose a fight that you know you should've won.

My ultimate ambition is to be the world champion and to become a boxing legend.

My advice to young kids who want to get into boxing is just give it a go and get off the streets.

It gets you mentally fit and mentally strong and gives you self-discipline.


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Amir is in his final year studying sports development at Bolton Community College - he wants to go to Loughborough University to study sports science or physiotherapy, to have something to fall back on.



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