DiscoverThis is MoneyballHow tough is it financially for amateur Olympic hopefuls? We speak to Team GB boxing medal hope Jordan Reynolds and former Olympian Amir Khan
How tough is it financially for amateur Olympic hopefuls? We speak to Team GB boxing medal hope Jordan Reynolds and former Olympian Amir Khan

How tough is it financially for amateur Olympic hopefuls? We speak to Team GB boxing medal hope Jordan Reynolds and former Olympian Amir Khan

Update: 2019-08-06
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This time next year, Team GB will be competing at Tokyo 2020 and hoping to surpass its record tally from Rio 2016.


But how tough is it to get funding in the first place and how much hard work goes into that dash to the podium?


That's the topic this week as broadcaster Georgie Frost and assistant editor Lee Boyce are joined in the studio by boxing medal hopeful Jordan Reynolds and a man who has been there, done that: Amir Khan.


Amir gives Jordan top career advice in a sport where getting sponsorship could be the difference between making it, and not.


Jordan reveals how he was once homeless and also had a job as a baggage handler at Luton Airport before boxing changed his life.


He tells us how he was funded, his love for dancing helps him in the ring, why battling amateurs from around the world has helped his development, the importance of the boxing centre he has created in Luton… and his belief it should be taught at school.


He also gives Georgie and Lee a boxing lesson and why he would never flash the cash like a certain Floyd Mayweather.


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How tough is it financially for amateur Olympic hopefuls? We speak to Team GB boxing medal hope Jordan Reynolds and former Olympian Amir Khan

How tough is it financially for amateur Olympic hopefuls? We speak to Team GB boxing medal hope Jordan Reynolds and former Olympian Amir Khan

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