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Khan: I'm Taking Tough Punishment, Brook Fighting Easy Guys!

By Edward Chaykovsky

Amir Khan (31-4, 19KOs) is hoping that his domestic rival, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-0, 25KOs), steps up his level of competition.

Khan was in the ring last month when he got knocked out in six round by then WBC middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. The Bolton fighter had moved up to a catch-weight of 155-pounds to take that contest.

He plans to move back to the welterweight division, where he still holds the mandatory position to World Boxing Council champion Danny Garcia, who knocked out Khan out in four rounds in 2012.

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Brook has been chasing a fight with Khan for the last few years. Khan has no desire to face him - until Brook fights a better level of opponent. Brook's competition has been lackluster since capturing the title from Shawn Porter in 2014, but he's in play to step things up in September with a deal nearly complete for a unification showdown with WBO champion Jessie Vargas.

“I’ve fought the best fighters in the world and still am fighting the best fighters in the world, I’m still the number one position for the best world titles in the world as well. But the thing with Kell Brook, I just think there’s no point because he’s not fighting the A-list fighters. I’m taking tough punishment fighting the best fighters in the world and Kell Brook’s fighting the easy guys," Khan told the Saima Ajram show on BBC.

"He wants to fight me, he wants to make big money, he wants to make easy money fighting me. So I’m not going to give him the opportunity. I just want him to prove himself and if he proves himself and fights even half of the fighters I’ve fought then I’ll take the fight. Why should I give him that opportunity when he doesn’t deserve it?”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by screwhead1 on 06-20-2016

[QUOTE=Metho_4u;16796720]Khan's not in anyway better than Brook imo...don't know where you're coming up with that[/QUOTE] By looking at how the both of them fight, I would say Khan has better speed and pure boxing ability. Brook has more power and…

Comment by Metho_4u on 06-20-2016

Btw, it's funny you cry racism and bias, yet look at your username...absolutely priceless.

Comment by Metho_4u on 06-20-2016

[QUOTE=REYESdelBOXEO;16799844]Your not unbiased , your bias because you give Floyd and Ward a pass & crucify CANELO. It's clear your just a CANELO hater. You hate on CANELO for flexing his A-Side muscle to put himself in what he deems…

Comment by REYESdelBOXEO on 06-20-2016

[QUOTE=Metho_4u;16799160]Canhellno I call because I still believe he *****ed out on the GayLoveKin fight. He has yet to fight at 155 claiming he is not a middleweight which is beyond hilarious and sadly ridiculous. Canhellno weighs 172+ on fight night,…

Comment by Chollo Vista on 06-19-2016

I'm so glad Mayweather opted not to fight Khan. Khan is doing the same thing to Brook that Floyd did to him. Why complain about Floyd?

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