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Khan on Brook: Needs Better Wins, Rios is a Lightweight

One man who is chasing a bout with Amir Khan (31-3, 19KOs) is unbeaten IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 25KOs), who looks set to defend his belt against Brandon Rios on the same September date.

Khan, however, remains adamant the Sheffield fighter has not earned the right to call him out.

The Olympic silver medallist told Ring Cast: "When the question comes to me, why don't you fight Kell Brook? My body's taken wear and tear fighting all the top guys, the world champions so why isn't Kell doing that? Why should I give him this big pay day he's after?

"My name gets mentioned among Mayweather and Pacquiao - that's the level I'm at. If I was him, I'd be chasing after guys like Timothy Bradley, who refused to fight me. Kell Brook needs to fight some decent names first and then he can have that big fight against me.

"Let him build his name, let him prove himself and let people say he's untouchable and then I'll come beat him. We're both the same age, young and hungry and I've done a lot more in my career. I believe he has to step it up a little bit.

"It'd be a big fight in the UK and I know the fans want it but this is all about timing. He needs to prove himself at world level. Even Brandon Rios is a lightweight really."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pretty boy_ on 06-30-2015

Rios steps in the ring weighing more than 160 lbs. He ain't no damn lightweight.

Comment by micky1971 on 06-30-2015

name mentioned along side fmj and pacman in what context? as a bum lookin for scraps? or a massive threat to become the king of boxing....er...thick cunt.

Comment by Det. Conan on 06-30-2015

[QUOTE=hugh grant;15834655]Khan and brook will happen, just that it doesn't have to happen now. Brook can fight some more big names and get a bit of wear and tear. Lets see some slow motion of him getting punched and his…

Comment by Det. Conan on 06-30-2015

[QUOTE=thejohnboy;15834649]Maidana would knock porter out so I disagree[/QUOTE] [B]"WOULD" [/B] but he [B]"DIDN'T"[/B]. So its irrelevant..

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 06-30-2015

[QUOTE=TLC8;15836504]Not at all. At least Brook fought Porter! Thurman had a war with Guerrero. Bradley had fight of the year with Provo. Hell even Broner manned up to fight Porter. Khan won't fight any of those guys opting for safer…

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