Amir Khan warned about Prince Naseem Hamed and gets sound advice from Frank Warren
By Johnny Benz (April 7, 2008) Doghouse Boxing  
Amir Khan has gotten a warning from his Promoter Frank Warren to emulate Joe Calzaghe and not Prince Naseem Hamed. Khan would like nothing more than to smash Hamed's record as Britain's recent youngest world champion. Naz was just over 21 years of age in 1995 when he won the WBO featherweight title. Khan has about three months left to beat Hamed's record.

After defeating Martin Kristjansen with a seventh round stoppage at the Bolton Arena on Saturday,
Khan now sits as the number one challenger for either interim title holder Joel Casamayor or WBO champ Nate Campbell. However Promoter Frank Warren has revealed that Khan's next fight is unlikely to be for a world title.

Warren is more interested in shaping Khan's career in the path of Calzaghe's undefeated record rather the path of Hamed's career.

Quoted by David Anderson for the Mirror UK, Warren stated: "The only records I'm interested in are the ones Joe Calzaghe's set." Warren added: "Naz became world champion in a short space of time, but who's got the better record, Naz or Joe? Boxing is not about how quickly you become world champion, it's about what you finish with."

Warren believes Khan is ready to face Campbell and Casamayor, but wants Khan to wait a little longer. Quoted by Pat Sheehan of the Sun Uk, Warren stated: "Would I let Amir fight Campbell? I probably would. I would also consider Casamayor." Warren then added: "Will one of those fights be made in June? Of course not."
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