Sheffield’s Dennis Hobson teams up with Amir Khan

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SHEFFIELD boxing promoter Dennis Hobson is teaming up with former world champion Amir Khan in a new promotional venture.

‘Super Fight Promotions’ will be run with the input of Hobson alongside former world champion and Olympic silver medallist Khan and the duo have already snapped up Khan’s younger brother Haroon as their first fighter.

The new company promises to bring ‘a fresh and innovative new outlook to the boxing industry’ and a raft of new signings will be announced.

Haroon won bronze at the Delhi Commonwealth Games for Pakistan and was a highly-thought of amateur. His elder brother Amir said: “Super Fight Promotions is a company which is going to make big waves in boxing as we actively seek to sign the very best young talent around.

“I’m delighted that Haroon is the first fighter to sign for us. I know he can achieve a lot in the professional game”

The deal could see Hobson’s Sheffield starlets, like the unbeaten duo Jamie Sampson and Lewis Taylor bumped onto major shows and a party from Khan’s management were at Hobson’s latest Don Valley Stadium bill.

Khan’s next fight, following his knockout loss to Danny Garcia, will be in the USA in December against Carlos Molina. Khan is now under the guidance of new trainer Virgil Hunter, who trains the unbeaten super-middleweight king Andre Ward in Los Angele