Amir Khan will fight Kell Brook in 2016 if he 'steps up his game'
Last Updated: 01/10/15 12:30pm
Amir Khan is ready to fight Kell Brook next year as long as he "steps up his game".
The Bolton welterweight is willing to face his bitter rival in 2016 but believes the IBF world welterweight champion needs to fight big-name boxers first.
Brook takes on Argentina's Diego Chaves on October 24 in the third defence of his title while Khan is in talks with Manny Pacquiao and has also revealed he is ready to have a rematch with Danny Garcia, who stopped him in 2012.
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Khan says he will soon know who his next opponent is but in the meantime wants Brook face the sort of fighters he has beaten in the last couple of years.
"I did say it could happen next year, so in 2016 I think Kell will get that fight," he told Sky Sports.
"But I've always said about the opponents he's fighting and now it's a guy which I don't know much about, but he's lost [not won] three of his last four fights and that says something.
"Kell really needs to step up his game and fight the top guys like I'm doing.
"I wish him all the best. I want him to keep winning I want him to fight the top guys, the likes of Timothy Bradley and Marcos Maidana because that only makes our fight even bigger.
"But look, I can see that fight happening next year."
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