AMIR Khan continued to pick up the prizes as he spent a marvellous day in London on Monday.

Bury Boxing Club's Ol;ympic silver medallist became the first amateur to pick up the Young Boxer of the Year award from the British Writers' Association at the Savoy Hotel.

The award wound up a hectic day when the 17-year-old earlier took part in the victorious parade of Olympic heroes in London.

Thousands thronged the streets of the capital to appalud the athletes, who were then presented to the Queen.

Khan, whose future is still uncertain, said he would remain an amateur at least until next year's World Championships.

'I am back into the gym full-time training,' he said. 'I am now focusing on boxing.

'It has been non-stop for me, but I hjave enjoyed it all, taken it all in my stride and it has been brilliant.'

Khan is next in action representing England against the USA. There are two competitions, in London on Nov 29, and Liverpool ,on December 4. Khan will be in action on at least one of the nights.

Meanwhile little brother Haroon continued his apprenticeship with an impressive unanimous victory at Bridlington. The 14-year-old, who is following in the footsteps of Amir, continued his build-up to next year's schoolboy championship, with a revenge victory over Chesterfield's Andy Johnson.

Haroon lost the previous encounter last season on a split decision, but a confident display gave him a unanimous verdict against a heavier and older opponent.

The Heaton boxer, who is now fighting in the U14s, 40 kilo division, is in action again in Wycombe, on October 29, when he will represent Bury Boxing Club on the Marlow show.