Brook Moving On From Khan
For years, a bout between Kell Brook and Amir Khan has been teased. Like most boxing bouts that are highly-anticipated, there have been delays in the process to get it done. Now, it appears everything is getting thrown out the window.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Brook (39-2) stated enough time has passed where he doesn’t really care for a bout with Khan (34-5).
“I’ve given that angle up,” Brook stated. “There’s no more I can do. It’s gone past the line now. I’ve done everything asked of me to make it happen. And still we’re nowhere.”
Since before the 2010’s, there were always rumors of Khan and Brook fighting one another. It wasn’t until about 2017-2018 where talks really heated up. Eddie Hearn thought he had the bout booked in 2017, according to The Sun. At one point, 2019 might have been the ideal time, but Khan took a fight against Terence Crawford while Brook took time off to heal.
Brook returned earlier this year, beating Mark DeLuca in a one-sided affair. Following the bout, Brook still expressed interest in a Khan bout. However, with everything quiet on the Khan side, Brook is interested now in facing Crawford.
“The signals we’re getting from Crawford’s team? They want it,” Brook went on to say. “It’s there to be made. It’s a huge fight. He’s one of the pound-for-pound best fighters. Before I leave this game I want to fight the best out there.”
Fights that are also on the table for Brook, a former IBF Welterweight Champion, include Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr.