Nevin decides to stay amateur

  • Last Updated: November 6 2012, 21:20 GMT

Ireland's Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has reversed his decision to turn professional with Amir Khan's Super Fight Promotionsand will instead remain in the amateur circuit.

Nevin: Will not turn pro

Nevin, who was beaten by Great Britain's Luke Campbell in the bantamweight final in London, has instead opted to join a number of British fighters - as well as fellow Irishman Joe Ward - in the newly-launched GB Lionhearts World Series of Boxing franchise.

Khan said: "It's disappointing that John Joe will be staying amateur as I firmly believe that he has the potential to make big waves in the professional scene.

"Nevertheless, I respect his decision to represent the British Lionhearts in the World Series of Boxing and do not rule out the possibility of working with him in the future."

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