Boxing fans received a huge update regarding Amir Khan and Kell Brook's long await super fight, but it was far from the update that many fans were waiting for.
Despite months of speculation linking the two long-term British rivals with a mega-money domestic showdown, rumours have now emerged that Khan is close to confirming a different fighter as his next opponent.
According to a report from Boxing Scene, Khan has now decided to face off against WBO welterweight world title holder Terence Crawford in April.
The report also claims that both Khan's promoter, Eddie Hearn, and Crawford's promoters at Top Rank Inc. have both been made aware of Khan's intentions, and are now looking at possibilities for when and where the fight could taken place.
Crawford had previously looked set to face off against former WBA welterweight champion Luis Collazo on March 23, but was said to have dropped out of negotiations, after many fans called for the champion to face off against a higher calibre of opposition.
With Khan now seemingly the man to fill this void, the date for any potential fight is said to have been moved in order to accommodate both fighters demands - with a date of April 20 having already been proposed.
Whilst many of Crawford's fans will no doubt to be pleased that the champion will now once again test himself against one of the divisions biggest names, British fans, still hopeful of a Khan v Brook super fight have been left far from impressed.
Many fans took to Twitter to voice their frustration over Khan's decision to seemingly swerve his long-term rival once again, despite overwhelming demand from his own set of fans, as well as the British boxing fans as a whole.
Others also claimed that Khan's decision to shun the bout in favour of a shot a world title once again, is not only disrespectful to his British counterpart, but also a clear sign of desperation.
Despite remaining one of the largest names and biggest pulls within the division, Khan drew widespread criticism after his below-par showing against Samuel Vargas in his latest outing, with some even calling for the former Olympian to retire.
Some fans, however, have remained understanding of the Bolton fighter's motivation. Whilst Brook may present a bigger option in the UK, the Sheffield fan favourite currently holds no world titles, and is also seeking to claim a belt once again.News Now - Sport News