Boxing News 2014: Amir Khan Eyeing Showdown With Kell Brook in London
Amir Khan is targeting a showdown against either Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather Jr., but the Briton has another opponent in mind for his next fight: Kell Brook.
Khan said in a recent interview with Sky Sports that he wants to face Brook in his upcoming fight in December, pointing out that the All-British showdown has the potential to be a blockbuster.
"A fight with Kell Brook will be massive in the U.K., and I am not saying no. Kell thought I would say no to that fight but I am agreeing to it," Khan said. "I will take the fight with both hands. I am a young fighter. I love boxing, and I want to give the British fans what they want."
Khan, who is coming off a sensational unanimous decision win against Luis Collazo on May 3, also added in an interview that the fight should be staged at the Wembley Stadium in London, which has a capacity of 90,000 spectators.
"If the fight can happen, let's make it happen," Khan said via BBC. "I'm up for it. I think I'd like that in somewhere like Wembley Stadium, we can fill that out -- that would be a quick sell. It's the fight that the U.K. fans want to see and have been talking about for such a long time."
Brook has been lobbying for a fight against Khan over the past several months and the Yorkshire, United Kingdom native called out the former light welterweight champion again on Saturday night.
Brook said that Khan should now stop making excuses, especially after he captured the International Boxing Federation welterweight title with a majority decision win against Shawn Porter.
"Listen, the British public want to see it," Brook said of the possible fight against Khan. "He will probably start saying something else now, that I need to win another world title. But believe me 'Queen' Khan is getting it. He's been putting things on Twitter, bless him, and he's been putting in 'best of luck', but I know he doesn't like me."
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