Amir Khan has responded to Kell Brook and Eddie Hearn after the pair called him out following the win over Jo Jo Dan on Saturday night.
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Brook says Khan will be a memory after their fight: Special One confident he will take his rival out.
Brook improved his record to 34-0 on Saturday night after successfully defending his IBF welterweight title for the first time with a TKO victory over mandatory challenger Dan.
Naturally, the discussion after the fight turned to whether or not he would want to fight Khan next given their on-going rivalry which has been building for years.
The 28-year-old insisted that he wants to get in the ring with Khan and is confident that he would take him out, while promoter Eddie Hearn proposed June 13 at Wembley as a potential date and venue for the bout to be made.
However, Khan has poured cold water over it again by insisting that he will be back out in action again in May, and that the fight with Brook will not happen for now.
“I’m fighting at the end of May. I don’t think I can fight on June 13. I mean, I think they’re trying to make the public think I’m scared. I’m not scared. I’m the only fighter who’s fought anyone and never refused any fight,” Khan is quoted as saying by Boxing Scene.
“That fight will happen, but right now I’m taking a different route. I’m focusing on the likes Pacquiao and Mayweather…that level. I want to fight the elite guys in this sport. That fight [with Brook] can happen, but not yet though.”
Khan’s comments will disappoint and frustrate fans and numerous boxers and experts who called for the fight to happen this summer, but on the basis of these quotes it doesn’t appear likely.
Brook will likely move on and consider his options elsewhere as he now has the freedom to go out and possibly make two voluntary title defences in a division packed with big names and talent.