Brook: Khan Made it Personal, I Will Take Him Out!
By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star
KELL BROOK would throw away his world title shot for a megabucks crack at fellow Brit and rival Amir Khan.
But Brook may have to first secure a world title before Bolton boy Khan will even consider stepping up from light-welterweight.
The Sheffield star smashed Argentine Hector Saldivia in just three rounds on Saturday night to set himself up for a long-awaited shot at the IBF welterweight crown held by Devon Alexander.
After flooring Saldivia in the first round with a big uppercut, Brook finished the job in the third, with a stiff jab finally ending the contest. Alexander won the title with a win over Randall Bailey in New York just hours after Brook won.
Brook, 26, has been waiting years for his chance at world glory, but would give it all up for a chance to face Khan, 25 in his next outing.
The pair have held a long-term feud which goes back to their days in the amateur ranks when they were part of the GB squad.
Brook said: “I would be very hungry for Khan, before the world title challenge. It is personal.
“The things that he said about me in the past have made it personal and I want to take him out. We want a big blockbuster fight. We want to get that world fight, but I want to get Amir Khan.
“He is going to get schooled if we meet. I am going to be on him, relentless, and I will take him out.”
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn is very keen for a fight with Khan or even Ricky Hatton, with massive money to be made for both sides.
He said: “The only possible fights that could stop us going for the world title is Khan or Hatton. They would be too big to ignore.
“I don’t know what Amir Khan is going to do. You’re talking about a fight that could make both fighters in excess of £2m – where else will he get that sort of money?
“We know what Khan’s people are like – they love a pound note.”
Khan faces Carlos Molina in December as he looks to get his career back on track after two defeats on the trot.
However, a source from Khan’s camp revealed they are not keen on the fight with Brook unless the Sheffield man brings a world title to the table.
A more likely route for Brook is to tie down a shot at Alexander in February or March – if the American accepts.
Alexander could vacate the belt to take on a more lucrative fight, but Brook will still get a shot against another opponent.
[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;12630880]He lost to Garcia. But he's also beaten many top fighters in his division. Unlike Brook. Its not delusional or arrogant for Khan to expect Brook to at least fight someone top level in his division. Once again,…Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 10-23-2012
[QUOTE=ddangerous;12630862]He has fought top opposition, yes, but in his latest fights, he has LOST. L-O-S-T. Been STOPPED. Looked BAD. I already mentioned Hatton, and that he is unavailable at the moment. Brook wants to fight Khan now. Considering Khan's top…Comment by ddangerous on 10-23-2012
[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;12630778]Im not coming from anywhere. Just stating facts. [B]Khan has a much bigger fight in the UK alone with Ricky Hatton.[/B] A Kell Brook fight would not come anywhere near making the same amount of money as that…Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 10-23-2012
[QUOTE=ddangerous;12630616]The more Khan loses, the less of a draw he is becoming. He no longer is trained by a celebrity in Freddie Roach. I love Virgil Hunter, but he is not adding to Khan's commercial appeal, at the moment, to…Comment by ddangerous on 10-23-2012
[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;12630100]Brook is a draw in Sheffield. Khan is a worldwide name. Its apples and oranges. It doesn't really matter what you personally believe. Thats all that counts. Khan can fight a number of names in America and make…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (66)