Boxer Amir Khan's younger brother turns professional

  • Haroon Khan, the younger brother of former boxing world champion Amir, has turned professional.

    The 21-year-old Commonwealth Games bronze medal winner is the first signing to Amir Khan's new promotions company.

    "I'm delighted that Haroon is the first fighter to sign. He's got a lot of talent and I know he can achieve a lot in the professional game,” said Amir.

    Amir Khan launched Super Fight Promotions with long-time promoter Dennis Hobson.

    "I've always wanted to turn professional and to do so under Super Fight Promotions was an opportunity that I couldn't turn down. I have big ambitions but will take things a step at a time and I know I've got the best team behind me, who have that experience, to help guide my career to the very top," said Haroon.

    Haroon Khan won the flyweight bronze at the 2010 Games in Delhi for Pakistan after being overlooked by England's selectors.