Kell Brook has revealed his frustration with the wait to set up a showdown with domestic rival Amir Khan, and believes Khan is avoiding him “like the plague”.
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Deluded Khan has two options for summer: Khan needs to face a legitimate welterweight to gain respect.
Brook is currently preparing for his first title defence on March 28 against Jo Jo Dan, but provided he comes through that unscathed, he plans on having a major bout this summer.
The talk in Britain has been a clash with Khan, but the Bolton-born fighter hasn’t been receptive to the idea as he continues to belittle Brook’s achievements and essentially dodge the fight.
The IBF champion has now warned his rival that he is ready to move on but insisted that if they did eventually meet in the ring, he would ensure that Khan was “a mere memory” after taking him out.
“We’re gonna do our own thing. I think he is avoiding me like the plague. I have a great belt there and it’s a great bargaining tool,” Brook told Sky Sports, as reported by Boxing Scene.
“He said that I’m an easy fight, but how long have we been banging on about wanting the fight with him? After I’m done with Khan he will be just a mere memory.
“He wants to fight some of these kids who have been super-featherweights. I am a genuine big welterweight who can seek and destroy him. I think it’s more likely I will end up fighting one of [Floyd] Mayweather or [Manny] Pacquiao than Khan the way he is dragging his feet.”
Brook added that he believes that the people around Khan are “blowing smoke up his a***” and he is in turn believing all the hype.
Nevertheless, it appears that both men are on their separate paths for now with promoter Eddie Hearn lining up the likes of Brandon Rios or Juan Manuel Marquez for Brook this summer while Khan and Adrien Broner have started to build up a clash in June.
Opinion is split on who would win in Brook vs Khan, but it is clear that the only man holding up what would be a huge clash for British boxing is Khan.