Brook Wants Khan to Stop Making Excuses
When Amir Khan signed with Matchroom Boxing earlier this year, it looked like an awaited showdown between him and Kell Brook, who is also promoted under Matchroom, would finally happen.
Khan competed for the first time in two years back in April, knocking out Phil Lo Greco in less than a minute, and he competes at welterweight for the first time since 2015 on Sept. 8, facing Samuel Vargas.
Meanwhile, just like his British rival, Brook also stepped up to middleweight two years ago in a failed title bid against Gennady Golovkin. He then lost the IBF Welterweight Title to Errol Spence Jr. before rebounding with a second-round knockout of Sergey Rabchenko back in March.
Brook struggles with his weight — the Rabchenko bout was contested at junior middleweight — but he admits he’ll drop to 147 if that’s what it takes to get his hands on Khan.
“He’s a little b***h to be honest with you, he is,” Brook said. “He’s tried every excuse in the book to not make the fight. It’s gonna kill me to make 147-pounds, but I’m willing to get down and make that fight. There’s nowhere else for him to hide in my opinion…What other excuses can he come out with?”
Khan has stated that with a win over Vargas, he hopes to challenge a welterweight champion — most particularly boxing legend and WBA “Regular” Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao — before the year is over. Then, Khan says, he’ll fight Brook in Spring 2019.
But Brook wants a fight with Khan as soon as possible.
“I’m going to the fight,” Brook said. “I think we’re running out of time now, I think this is more or less his last chance to get it on with me.
I’d love to take the fight at the end of this year. That’s what the world wants to see, Brook vs. Khan. I actually went in the ring for his last fight and he ran out of the ring when I got in. All I want to do is make this fight happen for all the fans.
Original Story: Boxing Scene