Olympic silver medallist boxer John Joe Nevin is to make an announcement about his future on RTÉ television later tonight.

It is expected that Nevin will turn professional and join the Amir Khan stable.

“Hi everyone tune into rte Saturday night for the Saturday night show where I'm announcing my decision thanks for all the support everyone,” he tweeted.

Last month Nevin told RTÉ: “My next aim now is to be a world champion professional”