Ameen Keen To Make Amends

Ameen Khalid has vowed to make amends when he makes a quick-fire return to action.

He goes again at the Eastside Rooms, on Woodcock Street in Birmingham, where BCB Promotions host a show on Sunday (July 30).

Khalid only boxed last month, but was far from his best, although he still had his hand raised in victory, after six rounds with Jahfieus Faure.

Trouble looked afoot when Khalid was dropped, in the second round, for the first time, as a professional, but he rallied to secure the decision, by a point, through a 58-57 scoreline.

He has since changed coaches and is now trained and managed by BCB, having previously been coached by Amin Khan, to the tune of a 5-0 pro record.

Khalid was due to contest the vacant Midlands lightweight title, in March, but his co-challenger Joe Underwood Hughes withdrew from proceedings.

The area crown is now due to be contested between Scott Melvin and Mykey Lee Broughton, for a belt that was first competed for in 1924.

Khalid claimed three area honours, at amateur level, with one Midlands final lasting just 30 seconds, when he knocked out Reece Roberts in the England Development Championships.

The 26-year-old racked up 25 wins from 35 bouts, representing Worcester Boxing Club in his hometown, with eight TKOs among them. He also has one pro stoppage to his credit.

Khalid said: “I wanted to get another fight in, as soon as possible, and we decided to get a four-rounder, as I did six rounds not that long ago. It’s good to stay busy.

“Errol (Johnson) and Paul (Mann) have been coaching me, as I’m not with Amin (Khan) now. I’m training at BCB and it’s a gym full of champions.

“I just wanted to clear my head and learn new things. I’m constantly surrounded by other pros and I get to see the things that they are doing. It has opened my mind.

“I had a bad performance last time, so the first thing that I need to do is put that right. I just about nicked the win, but it wasn’t a good one at all.

“I got put down and, in there, I didn’t know what had got me. I’ve watched it back since, though, so I’ve seen what happened. I was rushing in with my hands down.

“I stepped to the side, when he threw a right hook, and it hit me on the temple. I didn’t see the shot coming, but I recovered well. There were a lot of rounds left.

“This time, I’ve got to make sure that I leave it all in the ring and, hopefully, I will do better. I believe in myself and the skill-set I’ve got.

“The Midlands title (at lightweight) seems to have moved on. We tried to get Joe Underwood Hughes again, but I don’t think that he wants to do the weight.

“I was asked about boxing for it, against Danny Quartermaine. We were supposed to be fighting each other for years, in the amateurs. I said yes, but it didn’t happen.

“We never came across each other, in the championship, and I went up a weight later on. I’m staying at lightweight, so who knows what will happen in the future.”

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