Former world champion Prince Naseem Hamed has revealed that he wants Amir Khan to face Kell Brook in a huge domestic showdown with a world title on the line.
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The ‘Prince’ is set to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame this weekend, but he has been left disappointed with the lack of characters in the sport since he decided to retire.
The 41-year-old went on to cover various topics about the state of boxing today and like many was left disappointed with the ‘fight of the century’ between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao last month.
However, one fight that he would love to see happen is a showdown between rivals Brook and Khan and he is confident that it would be a huge night for boxing that would fill Wembley Stadium.
“I want to see Amir fight Kell Brook and I want to see the big British blockbuster at Wembley,” Hamed said at a boxing writers’ dinner, ESPN reports.
“I don’t see why Amir is overlooking Kell. You have a world champion on your doorstep with a legitimate world championship.
“I see a knockout or victory on points, and you all know who’s going to do the KO and who will win on points. Amir has shown something in his fight against Devon Alexander, he’s definitely upped his skills and he’s feeling very confident with his new trainer. I think it’s a 50-50 fight.
However, as many others have stated, Hamed also understands why Khan is holding out for Mayweather and believes that the 28-year-old would be the toughest test that the unbeaten American has faced in years.
Mayweather’s decline with age coupled with Khan’s speed arguably represent a disaster waiting to happen for ‘Money’, and that is why many believe that the fight hasn’t happened yet and is unlikely to happen in September given that the 48-0 star knows the threat posed by the Brit.