K-O Khan

Amir Khan

British Asian athlete Amir Khan will fight for his first professional boxing title tomorrow.

Khan is to duke it out with Frenchman Rachid Drilzane for the chance to call himself the IBF inter-continental light welterweight champion.

The fight, Khan’s tenth as a pro, is to be his first over-ten-round match. It’s a step up in class and weight for the young boxer.

“I’ve trained hard for this fight and I’ve done 10 rounds in training so I’m ready,” says Khan, who celebrates his 20th birthday this weekend. “My trainer Oliver Harrison thinks I’m ready and I want to go for it. The fact that this fight is for my first title gives me extra motivation.”

In the 2004 Olympics, the Pakistani British boxer took home the silver medal.

Here he is in a BBC Breakfast Show segment from last year, talking about tomorrow’s fight:

**UPDATE 12/11: Oh baby–victory is sweet. It’s a happy birthday for Khan indeed.

December 8, 2006
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