Khan: I’d Finish Brook in 6 or 7 Rounds
Despite doubts that the fight could be made now after his loss to Terence Crawford, Amir Khan feels he can still end up fighting British rival Kell Brook — and knocking him out.
Khan returned to boxing after two years away from the ring last year, defeating Phil Lo Greco in just 41 seconds but then struggling against Samuel Vargas in September — to the point where Khan was even knocked down. Meanwhile, Brook won a one-sided, but lackluster, decision against Michael Zerafa in December.
It all looked like Khan and Brook would finally collide this year until Khan took guaranteed money to travel to Madison Square Garden and challenge Crawford for the WBO Welterweight Title. Khan lost via TKO in the sixth round, quitting the fight after a low blow.
Despite his loss, and his plans to return to the ring against a top-10 talent in the fall, Khan says there’s no reason a fight with Brook can’t still happen.
“We’ve got names like Kell Brook there; still the top, top fighters there. I’m in a very lucky position that I have the opportunity to put bums on seats,” Khan told The National. “TV networks like to see me fight and getting the top guys in the ring is quite easy. I’m still in a good position of getting the big names in because we bring a lot of money to the table. 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.
“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.”
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