Brook vs Rabchenko: Kell Brook admits fighting Amir Khan would be 'more exciting' than winning world title
By Neel Khagram
Last Updated: 22/02/18 10:18pm
Kell Brook admits that the prospect of facing Amir Khan is "more exciting" than winning another world title.
The 'Special One' suffered a second successive broken eye socket and surrendered his IBF welterweight title to Errol Spence Jr at Bramall Lane in May, but will return to the ring at 154lbs against Sergey Rabchenko, at the Sheffield Arena, on March 3, live on Sky Sports.
The 31-year-old outpointed Shawn Porter in 2014 to claim his maiden world championship, but says a domestic clash against Khan would take precedence over another shot, if given the choice.
That would be the more exciting of the two. It's probably easier winning a world title than it is to get him to sign a contract.
"I think I have to say right now it would be Khan," Brook told The Star, in Sheffield.
"That would be the more exciting of the two. It's probably easier winning a world title than it is to get him to sign a contract.
"I want to get round the table with him and get it done. I have been a world champion and loved it, but the buzz of fighting Khan would be beyond even that."
Khan has not fought since suffering a knockout defeat to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in 2016 - a fight which was stipulated at 155lbs.
The Bolton star will make his long-awaited comeback against Phil Lo Greco, on April 21, live on Sky Sports, and Brook is hopeful that a bout can finally be agreed before it is too late, now that both are under the Matchroom Boxing stable.
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"Everybody would want to see that fight, I just hope we can do it," he said.
"We are not getting any younger. I am going to be there at his next fight so it will be good for me to be seen there.
"Then we'll see what happens - you never know what's going to happen in boxing."
Watch Brook vs Rabchenko from Sheffield, live on Saturday, March 3, on Sky Sports Main Event & Action, from 7.30pm.