Carl Froch has insisted that Amir Khan isn’t too big for Kell Brook and he believes that the Bolton-born fighter is worried about his rival’s power.
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Brook successfully defended his IBF welterweight title in Sheffield on Saturday night with a convincing display against mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan, and he now has the freedom of picking his next two fights.
Dan had never been stopped in his career before Saturday, but it was clear that the 28-year-old champion was a level above and had him on the canvas four times before the challenger’s corner pulled him out of the fight before the fifth round.
Both Brook and promoter Eddie Hearn called out Khan in their post-fight interview in the ring, and reiterated that it is the biggest fight in Britain which would earn both fighters a significant pay-day with a world title also on the line.
Froch was working for Sky Sports on the night, and the WBA super-middleweight champion wants to see Brook vs Khan next, possibly in the summer.
“It is a big fight,” he told Sky Sports.
“Eddie Hearn called it on for Khan and there’s no reason why Amir Khan shouldn’t come to England and fight Kell Brook.
“I think Khan thinks he’s too big for Kell Brook and fair play to him, he’s been around on the scene for a while and he’s fighting in Vegas and Amir Khan thinks hes a big shot.
“But Kell Brook is the world champion, Amir Khan’s got no title. If he thinks he can beat Brook then come over here and try and take his world title off him.”
Khan has consistently played down Brook’s achievements throughout his career and has shown no desire to make the fight happen yet, although he did share a message of congratulations on Twitter after the fight with a subtle dig that it was easy night’s work.
Although Froch is a stable mate of Brook’s at Matchroom, he added that it would be a difficult fight for both men but it would undoubtedly be a huge night for British boxing which could potentially rival his night against George Groves at Wembley last May.