Amir Khan has revealed that he is open to facing Kell Brook in the next 12 months, but warned his rival that he will get such a beating that it could be his last fight.
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After Brook successfully defended his IBF title against mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield on Saturday night, the narrative has quickly focused on a domestic showdown.
While both Brook and promoter Eddie Hearn called Khan out after the fight, the response has been delayed but the Bolton-born fighter has finally revealed his plan for his future and the more immediate outlook doesn’t involve Brook.
“I’d love to go in the ring and fight Kell Brook, it could be his last fight against me because the thing is, I’ll give him that much of a beating it could end up being his last fight,” Khan told Sky Sports.
“And maybe that’s why he wants it, because he knows that last fight against me will financially secure him for the rest of his life. So maybe he just wants that.”
Khan went on to tell Sky Sports that he is still waiting for a fight against either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, and believes that timing is important with his clash against Brook which suggests that a bout this June at Wembley is off the table.
The 28-year-old is expected to announce his next fight in the coming days, but his comments will certainly leave British boxing fans in particular baffled.
Despite a fight with Brook generating the biggest pay-day of his career and a shot at a world title which will give him more power in pushing for a unification bout with either Mayweather or Pacquiao, Khan refuses to give the public the fight that they want.
Brook has made it clear that he wants Khan next, but if that fight isn’t going to happen then he will start to look elsewhere for a mega-fight this summer.