Amir Khan: “I Control My Own Destiny”
Eddie Hearn is not happy that Amir Khan decided to bypass a showdown with fellow Matchroom Boxer Kell Brook, but Khan isn’t bothered.
The Bolton boxer was near a deal with Brook for a showdown that may have headlined Wembley Stadium, but Top Rank offered a reported $5 million for Khan to face WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford instead.
Khan, who started his comeback in 2018 by signing with Matchroom, knows Hearn is mad, but won’t let it effect his destiny.
“Eddie is p***ed off that I’m not fighting Brook. I’ll admit that this was one of the hardest decisions of my career. The fight with Kell was very close to being made. In the end, the opportunity to cement my legacy by boxing for a third world title against a man rated among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world was too good to turn down,” Khan said to Daily Mail.
“It was a bit more money but no, not much more,” Khan said of Hearn’s offer to fight Brook, but the world title and a chance to define his legacy was more important.
“I’m not saying I won’t do more fights with Eddie. He’s been good to me so why not? But fortunately I’m not one of the many fighters who have to do what their promoters tell them. I control my own destiny.”
Quotes Via Daily Mail