By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star
AMIR KHAN insists he has no intention of facing Kell Brook in his next fight.
The Bolton boxer claims his British rival needs to win a world title before he will consider taking him on.
Khan, 27, is searching for an opponent after missing out on a money-spinning clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The American pound-for-pound great announced he would be facing Marcos Maidana on May 3 despite Khan signing a contract in December to face him.
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn was quick to step in and made Khan a multi-million dollar offer to face the Sheffield welterweight this summer.
Khan is expected to announce his next opponent in the coming days with Robert Guerrero and Shawn Porter just two names being considered by his promoters Golden Boy.
And the former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion confirmed Brook is definitely not one of the options that will be discussed.
He said: “I am thinking of fighting in April or May. There is a lot of talk about possibly being on the Mayweather undercard as chief support.
“There are a few opponents we are looking at. I’m still focused on fighting in America so I don’t think it will be in the UK.
“It makes no sense me fighting someone like Kell Brook. I still think has to prove himself a little bit.
“If I am getting mentioned against the likes of Floyd Mayweather then I think Kell Brook is quite far away from that.
“We are on a different level.”
Khan has not fought since labouring to a points win over the faded Julio Diaz in April of last year.
He lost to Danny Garcia at light-welterweight in 2012 when the American stopped him inside four rounds.
It followed a controversial points defeat to Lamont Peterson, who later failed a drugs test in the run up to a rematch between the pair.
Khan is now looking to get his career back on track after spending the last few months in camp with trainer Virgil Hunter in California preparing for the Mayweather clash.
But he has not ruled out a clash with Brook in the future - if the Sheffield fighter wins a world title.
Khan added: “Maybe the fight could happen if Kell wins a world title. Then it is a possible fight.
“But at the moment it is not on my radar at the moment. I’m looking at the bigger names in the welterweight division in the US.”