KELL BROOK FIGHT WILL NEVER HAPPEN- AMIR KHAN

KELL BROOK FIGHT WILL NEVER HAPPEN- AMIR KHAN

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ROOK FIGHT WILL NEVER HAPPEN- AMIR KHAN

– Barely three days after Khan lost out to ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’Canelo’ Alvarez in what happened to be his fourth time defeat, the Bolton Fighter has revealed his next fight against Kell Brook will no longer happen.

KELL BROOK FIGHT WILL NEVER HAPPEN- AMIR KHAN
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KELL BROOK FIGHT WILL NEVER HAPPEN- AMIR KHAN

Amir Khan says a fight against British rival Kell Brook will never happen, despite his devastating knockout defeat by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

However, Khan has played down the prospect of Brooks, claiming the Brazilian rival is far from being a big name in the game.

Following Khan’s unsuccessful foray into the middleweight division, a match between him and IBF welterweight champion Brook seemed natural.

 

“Eddie Hearn [Brook’s promoter] keeps saying Brook is a big draw, but he’s not,” Khan played down.

“I respect him, he’s got a world title, but he’s not a big name. He’s gone down his route, I’ve gone down my route and I don’t like him.

“I want to fight the biggest names, leave a great legacy and I’ve only got a few fights left.

KELL BROOK FIGHT WILL NEVER HAPPEN- AMIR KHAN

“I was out-boxing Canelo for six rounds, so I can go straight into another big fight. So I don’t think the Kell Brook fight will happen.”

Bolton’s Khan and Sheffield’s Brook have been circling each other for years and when the latter won a world title in 2014, a match-up seemed inevitable.

 

However, despite not owning a world title himself since 2012 and losing for a fourth time on Saturday, Khan has always insisted Brook is not at his level.

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Instead, Khan, is most likely to take a rematch with American Danny Garcia, the WBC welterweight champion who knocked him out four years ago.

 

Despite being knocked out in brutal fashion by Avarez in Las Vegas, Khan gave a good enough account of himself to make a match against Brook compelling.

Kell Brook is the current IBF welterweight champion after beating Kevin Bizier in March

But Brook, 30, will have to look elsewhere for his next payday, with a unification bout against WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas most likely.

Brook tweeted “I’m here, all-British showdown” after Saturday’s fight, but said on Monday that it “wasn’t safe” for him to fight Khan.

“He’s had some bad knockouts. I punch just as hard as Canelo. It would just be a matter of time before the same thing happened,” Brook said.

Meanwhile, Khan tipped Gennady Golovkin to beat Alvarez if that fight happens later this year.