Haroon 'gutted' as tonight's fight is postponed
HAROON Khan’s hopes of ending 2013 on a winning note tonight have been dashed after the postponement of a fourth professional outing in Wigan.
The 22-year-old younger brother of former unified world champion Amir has won all three of his pro bouts to date, victorious in all nine rounds he has competed in.
And the Bolton boxer was due to compete for a fourth consecutive success at the Robin Park Arena tonight before his unnamed Spanish opponent was forced to withdraw with injury.
Frantic attempts to find a late replacement were unsuccessful meaning the younger Khan brother may now have to wait until the new year for his next outing.
It is frustrating news for the super flyweight who admits he was raring to go just a month after beating Bulgarian Stefan Slavchev on points in Blackpool.
Speaking exclusively to The Bolton News, he said: “I feel in great shape and ready to go again. After the last fight, I was back in the gym straight away on the Monday morning.
“I was really happy with the performance against Slavchev and my fitness.
“It is a better learning experience for me to have four tough rounds than just have a first-round knockout like I did against (Vincente) Medellin in the previous fight. Experience is what I want and what my trainer Oliver Harrison wants for me.”
The 2010 Commonwealth bronze medallist says he has come a long way since debuting on the undercard of Amir’s last fight in Sheffield in April, when he beat Brett Fidoe.
But he is not resting on his laurels and says the latest training camp has been as beneficial as ever, despite having no fight to test that out tonight.
He added: “Every day I’m learning in training.
“Oliver has been happy with the performances and I feel I am improving all the time.
“The aim was a win tonight to end a successful year, but it wasn’t to be and I am gutted.
“But it has still been a good year for me.”