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Kell Brook reveals he's itching to get back in the ring

IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook is determined to punish Amir Khan for what he perceives as a lack of respect.

With Brook making a mandatory defence of his world title against Kevin Bizier on March 26 and Khan pushing to challenge WBC world champion Danny Garcia, the pair's long-running feud appears no closer to resolution.

Brook's promoter, Eddie Hearn, warned Khan that he is pricing himself out of a domestic fight for the ages - and Brook appears to be equally frustrated by the attitude of his fellow northerner.

I want a massive fight in the summer - if we can't get that kid from Bolton, I'd fight Danny Garcia.
Kell Brook

Brook (35-0-KO24) said at Monday's press conference at Bramall Lane: "I want a massive fight in the summer - if we can't get that kid from Bolton, I'd fight Danny Garcia, or the winner of Keith Thurman v Shawn Porter.

"He (Khan) has no respect for me - he never has, and that's why I want to punch him in the face. Everyone in the world wants to see us two fight. It would kill him to lose to me - I'd put him on his a***.

"I've been training since November - we are ahead of schedule and I can't wait to get back in there."

Referee Jack Reiss holds up the hand of Danny Garcia after he defeated Robert Guerrero on unanimous decision to win the WBC welterweight title
Image: WBC champion Danny Garcia is a target for both men

Brook's trainer, Dominic Ingle, added of the Khan situation: "Kell has never turned anyone down for a fight and he still gets slagged off. We can only fight who is in front of us.

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"Khan is pricing himself out of the fight - who wants to see him fight a guy in Garcia who has already knocked him out?"

Former world champion Khan (31-3-KO19) fought just once in 2015, earning a unanimous decision over Chris Algieri in New York in May. 

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