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Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin signed by Amir Khan

by Mark Langshaw. Published Mon 08 Oct 2012 09:32
John Joe Nevin vs Luke Campbell
John Joe Nevin vs Luke Campbell

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has signed to Amir Khan's Super Fight Promotions.

The Irish fighter, who missed out on gold at London 2012 to Luke Campbell, is the second athlete signed up by Khan following the capture of his younger brother Haroon.

Nevin, 23, has long been tipped to make the leap to professional boxing after finding success at amateur level, winning five national senior titles and two bronze World Amateur Championships.

The bantamweight star will make his debut for Super Fight Promotions at the MEN Arena in Manchester on 19th January.

Khan, said: "When I saw John Joe Nevin at the Olympics he really impressed me and I knew right away he was a real talent. He’s slick, moves well and has a lot of attributes that I know will take him very far as a professional.

"I’m extremely pleased that we have managed to bring him to Super Fight Promotions because he’s exactly the type of young, exciting and gifted talent we want under our banner. We have high hopes for him and under Super Fight Promotions he will have the best platform in which to fulfil his enormous potential."

Nevin added: "This was a really tough decision for me as I have trained with the high performance team for many years and we are a tight family unit. I have enjoyed my time with the Irish team and am extremely proud of what we have achieved to date.

"I would like to win a world title and this is the route that I need to take. I am excited for the future and I'm looking forward to continuing my relationship with my trainer and working with Super Fight Promotions.

"I decided to go with Amir as he is a professional boxer and understands the professional game. He himself was an Olympic medallist so he has gone through the transition from amateur to professional. I'm looking forward to my first professional fight in the New Year."

Ticketing information for Nevin professional debut at the MEN will be released soon.


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