Date: 2nd June 2016 at 4:53pm
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The announcement made yesterday that professional fighters will be allowed to enter the Olympics this year and mix it with the amateurs, has certainly created a wave of opinion.

Several leading fighters have stepped forward and dismissed the idea as ludicrous seeing it as the death of amateur boxing.

Very few have come forward and embraced the idea, although one of the UK?s most well-known fighters, Amir Khan, has given the idea his backing.

But in doing so Khan has quite possibly alienated a huge chunk of his support.

Khan, who represented Great Britain at the 2004 Olympics as a 17-year-old lightweight and went on to win a silver medal, has suggested he?d like to represent Pakistan in Rio with the fighter from Bolton remarking,

?I would love to compete for Pakistan.

?If I am permitted as per rules and from my promoter, then I will be very happy to compete in the Olympics.?

Personally, I reckon the whole idea is reckless, dangerous and bad for our sport.

But how about you?