Amir Khan has revealed he fancies his next fight to be against a ‘top 10’ opponent and has mentioned fellow Brit Kell Brook as a potential candidate, whilst claiming he would finish him off inside ‘six or seven rounds.’
The suggestion comes after Khan dismissed hints that he was considering retirement following an unsuccessful return to the ring after a lengthy spell away from the sport, in which he featured on ITV’s ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’.
Khan was in negotiations to fight Brook, but eventually decided to walk away and instead face WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, with a 35-0 (26) record, in New York on April 20.
The Bolton-born fighter retired in round six after suffering a low blow.
Speaking to the National, as cited by RINGNEWS24, Khan is eager to get negotiations with Brook’s camp over the line this time around.
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“I’m still in the top 10 in the world and I want to fight someone in the top 10 for my next fight. Hopefully that will be in October or November time.
"Kell Brook still excites me. It’s a fight that’s always there. People say it’s a 50/50 fight, but I believe I would take out Kell Brook in six or seven rounds. That’s the fight that would be an easy sell.”
He continued: “We’re with the same promoter in Eddie Hearn. I would like to take that fight.
"He’s a great fighter, Kell, he’s done a lot in the game. And that would be a massive fight in the UK.
"I’ve done everything now I wanted to do away from the UK, in America. I want to have my next fight in the UK. And if it’s Kell, it’s Kell.”
The former unified light-welterweight world champion has been very open about his return to the ring and plans to make his comeback in around six months’ time.
With a record of 33-5 (20), it seems Khan doesn’t plan on hanging up his gloves anytime soon.
Will it be Brook, 38-2 (26), at the end of the year or another opponent? It’ll certainly be interesting to see how this one develops.News Now - Sport News