October 23, 2021

Khan: This is Right Time For Brook Fight, It Would Be Massive in UK

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Amir Khan has double-downed on his desire to make a long awaited grudge match with fellow former world champion Kell Brook.

Their fight has been discussed for several years, but the two sides were never close to reaching an agreement.

A deal appeared to be close in 2019, when both boxers were working with promoter Eddie Hearn.

But, Khan went in another direction by challenging WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.

Crawford would stop Khan in six rounds, and last year he stopped Brook in four.

Khan has been out of the ring since July 2019, when he picked up a TKO victory over Billy Dib.

He recently reached out to promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, hoping that a fight with Brook can be put together.

“I was on the phone to Eddie. I said, ‘Let’s get the fight made.’ We’re not getting a clear response from Kell’s team, that they want to take the fight,” Khan told Sky Sports.

“It has been a fight that we’ve been talking about and it obviously didn’t happen because I was campaigning in America, fighting over there. I think now is the right time to make that fight happen with Kell. We both have been world champions. We’re both British and in the north as well. Imagine making a huge fight like that happen at the Old Trafford football stadium. It would be a massive fight.

“Look, we’re ready to take it, and I think it will be good for boxing, especially to settle the score and put him in his place. Look, I’m still up there in the top 10, in the world. Getting a world title fight I don’t think will be a problem. But what would be even bigger than a world title, because I’ve won a world title before, would be a British rivalry fight between myself and Kell Brook. That’s something that would be big in Britain. I don’t know how big it would be in America, but I know for a fact that us both being British, it would be a massive showcase here.”