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Amir Khan looks set to fight Kell Brook after dramatic u-turn

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Amir Khan has performed a U-turn and is ready to fight Kell Brook.

Khan had been eager to open talks to fight world welterweight champion Terence Crawford in March and reject his fellow countryman.

But after Brook struggled to beat Michael Zerafa last weekend, Khan has had a re-think.

"I just think that sometimes that long layoff he [Brook] had can harm your body," he told Berkeley Assets.

"Plus there’s a lot of people saying that outside the gym, outside of fighting, he [Brook] doesn’t live the professional life.

"We have got the same promoter in Eddie Hearn, hopefully, that fight can happen, probably March or April.

"I'll go back into camp, I’ll be back in America again, I'll start training camp over there."

A fight between Khan and Brook has been talked about for a few years but an agreement has never been reached.

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The pair shook hands on a fight last month but Khan, a two-weight world champion, was then reportedly offered in the region of £4 million to fight Crawford in New York and was close to accepting.

But he appears to have had a rethink after Brook's unconvincing points win in Sheffield.

Khan has made clear that the fight must take place at the welterweight limit of 147lb - and that Brook must not weigh more than 10lb more on the morning of the clash.

After his win over Zefara, Brook again called out his rival.

He said: "It was tougher than I thought it would be.

"I was a bit rusty but it might look good for those opponents who are running away from me. They might grow a pair now.

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"I was a bit flat tonight. I couldn’t get into a rhythm.

"I got the win, everyone knows I can be special. Now we will polish up. Next year in 2019 I'm still coming for those big boys.

"We will do the deal on TV live. It is not my fault the Khan fight is not happening, it is that pussy boy Khan.

"It is now or never for Khan. It was supposed to be me and him now - the big one and he is running off again."

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Terence Crawford
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Eddie Hearn
Kell Brook
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