Amir Khan is taking aim at Kell Brook.
All indications have been pointing to Brook receiving a WBO Welterweight Title shot against champion Terence Crawford. Brook was reportedly offered $1.5 million for the fight. Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has sung the praises of Brook and believes he deserves a big fight.
Khan has claimed to be clamoring for a matchup with Brook but he doesn’t think the feeling is mutual. Appearing on Fight Hub TV, Khan expressed his belief that Brook has been ducking him (h/t Michael Benson).
“The reason I signed with Eddie Hearn was to get that Kell Brook fight. But then he’s gone up to 154lbs. People feel like it’s me running away, but it’s not. It’s Brook that moves up a weight and avoids the fight. It shows he doesn’t want to fight me.”
Khan was last seen in action back on July 12, 2019. He took on Billy Dib for the vacant WBC International Welterweight Title. Khan scored the fourth-round TKO victory. It was a solid win for Khan, who quickly rebounded after his TKO defeat at the hands of Terence Crawford just three months prior.
As for Brook, he’s riding a three-fight winning streak. In that span, he’s beaten Mark DeLuca, Michael Zerafa, and Sergey Rabchenko. His last defeat was back on May 27, 2017. He was beaten by Errol Spence Jr. via knockout in the 11th round. In the bout prior, Brook was stopped via fifth-round TKO by Gennadiy Golovkin. The Spence and Golovkin bouts have been the only blemishes on Brook’s record.