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Khan: I've Said 'Let's Fight' - Now Kell Brook is Quiet

By Edward Chaykovsky

Amir Khan (31-3, 19KOs) has said that he's willing to face IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 25KOs) in 2016, but claims his domestic rival has gone quiet after issuing repeated challenges for the last year.

Khan is going to return in the fall. He says his return is likely going to be carried by Premier Boxing Champions. A meeting with his manager/adviser Al Haymon will take place in the coming weeks to figure out the opponent.

Khan says he is open to facing Danny Garcia and Lamont Peteron in rematches and a title clash with WBA 'regular' champion Keith Thurman.  He was last in action back in May when he won a twelve round decision over Chris Algieri.

Brook is going to return in the fall as well, tentatively on October 24th, with former WBA interim-champion Diego Chaves as the current frontrunner to face him. Brook was in action twice this year already, knocking out Jo Jo Dan and Frankie Gavin.

"I’ve even said ‘yes, let’s have the fight’. Now you see Kell Brook, he’s gone quiet, not saying much,” Khan told Dubai Eye 103.8.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dle on 08-14-2015

Con's throwing these names about as if he wants to really fight but this is all his marketing ploy to get a big money grab with Pacquiao. Con'sjust trying to cash out! He will fight none of the names that…

Comment by b00g13man on 08-14-2015

[QUOTE=Weebler I;15965610]Khan is sounding just like Mayweather during all those years people wanted him to fight Pacquiao.[/QUOTE] Get Floyd's nuts out of your mouth already. Jeez!

Comment by Bronx2245 on 08-14-2015

[QUOTE=Weebler I;15965951]Well they are trivial, magnified and repeated religiously by flom[FONT="Arial"]o[/FONT]s to excuse years of avoidance by a man who prefers waiting until his opponents have slowed down. What's Khan's saying now is just like the hollow "Manny Pacquiao, you're…

Comment by Weebler I on 08-14-2015

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;15965712]The [B]BIG[/B] difference is that Manny turned down an offer to fight because he was "scared of needles," and he rejected a 14-day cutoff, because he needed a "24-day cutoff" from random blood testing. Not to mention Arum said he…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 08-14-2015

[QUOTE=FrankieBruno;15965784]Anyone with some sense knew this fight would happen Its just Khan was chasing Floyd and also would not be dictated by Hearn and Brook[/QUOTE] They never tried to "dictate to him".

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