Kell Brook has responded to Amir Khan’s offer of a ‘winner takes all’ fight and has gladly accepted it as he continues to push for a domestic showdown.
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Khan suggested earlier on Tuesday that he would be keen to add more spice to the rivalry by agreeing to a ‘winner takes all’ purse for when they eventually meet in the ring.
The 28-year-old insisted that he would fight Brook within the next 12 months, but poured cold water over the idea of a June 13 meeting at Wembley, as put forward by promoter Eddie Hearn.
Both Hearn and Brook called Khan out after the IBF champion successfully defended his title against Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield on Saturday night, and the war of words has continued and escalated over the last 48 hours.
Brook told Sky Sports that it wasn’t about the money for him anymore when it comes to Khan, as he just wants to knock him out and finally put their rivalry to bed.
The Sheffield-born unbeaten star insists that Khan’s response was just an attempt to show the public that he isn’t scared and would be willing to take the fight, but Brook believes there will be only one outcome.
“He has got to come back with something. That’s not going to happen. Don’t get me wrong, Amir Khan is a very, very, very good fighter, fast hands, most definitely the fastest hands I will have been in with – a very good fighter,” he told Sky Sports.
“But the fact is, when I connect on his chin it’s ‘goodnight Vienna’. I’m all wrong for him.”
He continued: “You know he’s saying ‘winner takes all’ – for me that’s not a problem. It’s more money for me. I just want to put him to sleep and get it over and done with for him, finish him, that’s what I want to do. There’s public demand now. I think he’s getting forced into this fight.”
Brook added that it was irrelevant as to whether the fight went the distance or not as he would either find Khan’s chin or dominate the bout with his ability to cope with Khan’s fast hands.
However, he is likely to be left disappointed this summer and will be forced to look elsewhere as his rival continues to suggest that he will take a different fight at the end of May against an opponent that is likely to be announced in the coming days.