By Edward Chaykovsky
The war of words between British boxers Amir Khan (26-2, 18KOs) and Kell Brook (27-0, 18KOs) has gotten personal. Brook and his promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, have been baiting Khan for the last few months. The two boxers have been trading verbal jabs through the press, but Khan recently exploded on the social networks. He promised to never fight Brook because of the recent insults coming from Brook and Hearn.
"Kell Brook calling me a 'queen' then begs me to give him a payday. For that quote, talk like a man instead of talking like a queer. I promise because of all his and hearns bullsh*t - I will never give him a shot. Kell Brook doesn't deserve to fight the king, ever. I'll never box him now," Khan wrote. "This reminds of Ricky Hatton and Junior Witter, begging for a payday. Well, Kelly can use my name to promote himself now."
There were several tweets from Khan which got so personal the boxer deleted them to avoid a harsh backlash. Brook, however, continued to push back.
"Nice to see Queen Khan slating me once again to the media. Can't wait to make him do that silly dance again...jelly legs," fired Brook.
Brook returns to action in the month of July, while Khan faces Lamont Peterson in a rematch on May 19th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.