Khan: I Want to Fight Brook in 2017

Amir Khan has announced he would like a fight with IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook sometime within the next year.

There had been speculation that Brook would be moving up to the junior middleweight division, but he will remain at welterweight. Both fighters suffered defeats in their last bouts — Khan lost to Canelo Alvarez in May, while Brook was knocked out by Gennady Golovkin in September. Khan is also still recovering from a hand injury suffered during the fight with Alvarez.

Khan says a fight with Brook at 147 might help him to see how his hand can hold up.

"We both went up two weight divisions and we didn’t win," Khan said. "We should box at welterweight to finally see who the man is. My body frame is not built for light-middle or middleweight. It wasn’t healthy for me, welterweight suits me and it’s where Brook won his world title."

If a Khan-Brook bout were to happen, however, it probably wouldn’t be the first fight back for each fighter. Khan is the mandatory challenger to WBC champion Danny Garcia, who takes on Samuel Vargas tomorrow night and takes on Keith Thurman in a WBC/WBA title unification match in March. Brook, meanwhile, is due to defend his title against mandatory challenger Errol Spence, who is undefeated.

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