Amir Khan wants to fight Kell Brook in next 12 months at Wembley
Last Updated: 31/03/15 2:34pm
Amir Khan is prepared to fight Kell Brook at Wembley within the next 12 months but has told the Sheffield fighter he has other opponents to fight first.
Brook's team had called on Khan to set a date for a fight this summer after defending his IBF welterweight title with a stoppage win over Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield.
But Khan told Sky Sports News HQ that Brook is not on his radar for his next fight.
"Kell Brook, if you want to take the fight, winner takes all, I'm up for it because I know I'll take everything because I'll beat you. So let's do it, man," Khan said.
“I’d love to go in the ring and fight Kell Brook, it could be his last fight against me because the thing is, I'll give him that much of a beating it could end up being his last fight.
“And maybe that’s why he wants it, because he knows that last fight against me will financially secure him for the rest of his life. So maybe he just wants that
“It’s all about timing: if I’ve got a different route and I want to face the likes of the Mayweathers and Pacquiaos out there, then Kell Brook will have to wait.
“We don’t want to rush this fight because it is going to be a big fight. It’s going to be a huge fight but it’s all about the timing.
We don’t want to rush this fight because it is going to be a big fight. It’s going to be a huge fight but it’s all about the timing.
Amir Khan on facing Kell Brook
“Kell Brook was saying he was going to forget about Amir Khan, he wants to fight Pacquiao and Mayweather. These guys don’t know who Kell Brook is. Regardless of if he is a world champion, he’s just a name.”
Khan, who produced a dominant display to secure a unanimous points victory over American Devon Alexander in Las Vegas in December, said he could not fight Brook next because he was already in negotiations with another opponent, with that fight to be announced “in the next couple of days”.
The four leading contenders for that fight are former three-time world champion Adrian Broner, WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman, Manny Pacquiao’s last opponent Chris Algieri and current WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.
And the Bolton boxer’s tip for the Mayweather-Pacquiao superfight? While he counts Pacquiao as a friend, Khan said: “Realistically we’re looking at Mayweather to take the fight because he’s just that much better, I think, at his most skilful."