Khan Still Wants to Face Brook One Day
Just when it looked like the long-awaited showdown between British rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook was set to happen, Khan made a different choice.
Khan ultimately chose a spring bout with WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in the U.S., taking $5 million in guaranteed money, over the chance to finally face Brook. At a press conference to announce the fight, Khan said while the undefeated champion in Crawford may be the more dangerous option, and he wouldn’t be competing in his home country, the title shot was just too much.
“Clearly, the UK fans want to see Khan vs. Brook, but I could not turn down the opportunity to fight for the WBO title,” Khan said. “That is not to say that the Brook fight won’t happen, as I want that fight to happen as soon as possible. Fighting a world champion won’t be easy, but this is exactly the challenge I need at this stage of my career.
I am fully motivated and ready for the best training camp of my life. Crawford is beatable, and I want that WBO title. It’s going to be one hell of a fight.
Khan reassured boxing fans that this doesn’t mean the end of a matchup between him and Brook just yet. Khan feels there will always be a demand for such a fight, and it can be promoted as unfinished business when the fight does take place.
“If this fight didn’t come, then I think it would have been the Kell Brook fight,” Khan said. “I think the Brook fight is still going to be there. It could be after this fight. Who knows. It’s still a fight I’d love to have.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene