Amir Khan wants to represent Pakistan at Rio Olympics – despite winning medal for Great Britain in 2004

Amir Khan

Amir Khan

The AIBA announced on Wednesday that pro boxers would be allowed to compete in Brazil and Khan has confirmed he wants to serve Pakistan.

Amir Khan wants to fight for Pakistan at the Rio Olympics .

The Bolton-born boxer shot to fame as a 17-year-old when he won the lightweight silver medal for Great Britain at the Games in Athens in 2004.

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced on Wednesday that professional boxers would be allowed to compete in Brazil.

And Khan , whose most recent fight saw him brutally knocked out by Canelo Alvarez, admitted he would like to compete.

“It’s a decision which I welcome,” Khan said.

“It will help boxers and if I am permitted as per rules and from my promoter then I would love to compete for Pakistan.

“I will be very happy if I can compete in the Olympics. I want to serve Pakistan.”

Khan’s younger brother Haroon was blocked from representing Pakistan four years ago in London as he had represented Great Britain at junior level.

It is thought the 29-year-old’s move could also be stopped but Pakistan Boxing Federation have confirmed they will explore the possibility.