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Kell Brook is back in training ahead of a title defence next year, but he has called out bitter rival Amir Khan for avoiding a fight with him.
Brook has revealed that he has now fully recovered after being stabbed in the leg while on holiday after winning the IBF welterweight world title back in August, and he will miss Christmas as he continues to get back to full fitness ahead of a title defence in March.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has already revealed that the fight will likely happen in Sheffield on March 10 and Brook is still hopeful of facing a big name despite the possibility that he may have to get a mandatory defence out the way first with either Kevin Bizier or Dan Ion getting a shot after their bout on December 19.
Nevertheless, all eyes are on Las Vegas this weekend as Khan takes on Devon Alexander and Brook tips the American to make the fight closer than many think.
While the 28-year-old shares many people’s belief in that Khan has yet to fully prove himself at this weight, Brook added that he will certainly be jumping the queue if he gets a shot at Floyd Mayweather next year.
Brook argues that given Khan will only have had two fights in the division and has already been knocked out twice in his career, he is arguably more deserving a shot at the big names in the division rather than his domestic rival.
Regardless, Brook insists that he wants to be the man to knock Khan out for a third time, and he hopes the Bolton-born fighter is up for a scrap next year and doesn’t decide to go elsewhere.
“Amir still needs to prove he’s a proper welterweight. He has 100% jumped the queue in fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr, if that’s what happens next year. He has only had one fight at welterweight and has been knocked out twice in his career,” he told ESPN.
“I wanted to make it a hat-trick on him by knocking him out at Wembley next summer. He says he wants the big fights but he’s not even the best in Britain, I am, and he could earn more money fighting me than Mayweather.
“All Amir is about is the big pay day against Mayweather, that’s what he wants the big fight for, the big pay day. That’s why he’s not talking about me because he will get chinned if we fight and then there will be no big bout for him.
“He wants to fight Mayweather and when he loses he’s got a big bag of dosh and then there’s still the fight with me that he will get well paid for. But that’s not how it should work.
“Of course the Khan fight is what I want. How can it not make sense? It’s a massive fight, as big as Froch-Groves II at Wembley last May and makes superb sense to do. I don’t see why he’s banging on about the Mayweather fight when there’s a bigger fight in his backyard. He doesn’t deserve to be fighting Mayweather, or me for that matter, but I just want to get rid of him.”
— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) December 10, 2014