Jon Thaxton, former English professional lightweight boxer who held European and British lightweight boxing titles in a 17-year career, recalled Britain’s youngest Olympic boxing medallist, Amir Khan, also in the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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He said: “When Khan won the silver in the Olympics that was so good to see, a 17-year-old kid - I never thought we’d end up becoming rivals though. Hopefully we will get more people like that in this years Olympics. I will be watching out for Anthony Ogogo from Lowestoft, I have done a lot of training with him, he cracked my ribs.”