Khan Offered $5 Million For Crawford At MSG
Amir Khan and Kell Brook may need to wait a little longer before they face off, as Khan may have gotten an offer he can’t refuse.
Originally reported by the Daily Mail, Bob Arum’s Top Rank has offered Khan $5 million guaranteed to face Terence Crawford for the WBO welterweight title on March 23rd from Madison Square Garden. Crawford was initially linked to face Luis Collazo at the Garden, but a third party reached out and offered the fight to Khan.
While Collazo has signed on for the challenge to face the Nebraska native, Crawford has yet to sign any contract.
Khan would tell the Daily Mail that a fight against Crawford is very tempting, especially with Brook being a fight that can still happen after facing Crawford.
“Fighting for a pound-for-pound title would be amazing,” Khan told the Daily Mail. “To win it would be even better, so I think I’m in a position where I can get that fight with the pound-for-pound champion at the moment. … The Brook fight is always going to be there. It’s for no title, whereas I’m getting offered a world title and the pound-for-pound title. So why not?”
Brook and Khan are both signed to Matchroom Boxing and are represented by Eddie Hearn, but Brook has been reluctant to finalize a deal due to a hydration clause that would limit Brook from adding more weight between the weigh-in and morning of the fight.
Report: Daily Mail