Younger Khan follows in Amir's footsteps by winning debut fight on points over Fidoe
21:10 GMT, 27 April 2013
08:49 GMT, 28 April 2013
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Haroon Khan's bid to follow in the footsteps of big brother Amir began seamlessly on Saturday night with a points victory over Brett Fidoe in Sheffield.
The 21-year-old made his professional debut just hours before his elder sibling's clash with Julio Diaz and never looked in serious trouble at the Motorpoint Arena.
Boxing at super flyweight, Khan was however too eager to impress at times – an accusation levelled at his brother throughout his career – but came through unscathed.
Beating: Haroon Khan, left, throws a left hook against Brett Fidoe
Representing Pakistan, Khan won bronze at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and is now working under Salford-based trainer Oliver Harrison who guided Amir to a 17-fight undefeated professional career before their sudden split in 2008.
Fidoe, meanwhile, began his career with successive defeats at the tail end of last year before halting the slide with his sole victory to date in February.
Such was the ease with which he was expected to be deposed, the 22-year-old already had his next assignment lined up – against an unbeaten prospect in Manchester in just 13 days time.
Eyeing him up: Although Fidoe boxed well in the last round, Khan was a runaway winner
Making his debut six months after turning professional, Khan was afforded a warm welcome by the simmering crowd and he looked determined to give them something to cheer about from the first bell.
Abandoning his jab, he repeatedly attempted to land the overhand right, only for Fidoe to slip it with ease.
The few punches that did land came from Khan however and that pattern continued into the second session.
Intent: Khan throws a punch but Fidoe manages to duck in time
At the start of the third stanza, Khan threw an eye-catching three-punch combination and although the first two missed the target, the third, a left, landed flush.
He had further success when he switched downstairs to the body and had by this time built up a commanding lead.
To Fidoe's credit, he came out swinging for the final three minutes and deserved the consolation of winning the round only to be forced to share the spoils as the referee awarded Khan victory by 40 points to 37.