Khan on Rejecting Brook: Crawford is Stylistically Better For Me

Earlier this year, Amir Khan had two big offers on the table.

On one end, a lucrative domestic showdown against longtime rival Kell Brook. On the other end, a ESPN Pay-Per-View fight with WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford. The Crawford fight was also lucrative, but not as lucrative as the bout against Brook.

Khan made his decision to go with Crawford - who the British star views as more of a legacy fight with Crawford's status as being one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

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The bout between Khan and Crawford will take place on Saturday night, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

While he believes his career profile will get much bigger by beating Crawford, Khan also feels more comfortable with the fight. Khan claims that Crawford's style is going to be easier to deal with than Brook.

“I had another fight in the UK against Kell Brook, but this fight is stylistically better for me,” Khan said to The Mirror. “Obviously, this is with ESPN, who I want to thank as well. I think that being on ESPN, the fight will be even bigger. It will be good for my recognition for me as well in the future.

“I don’t know if that fight is still going to be there. I have seen numerous times in the media that Eddie (Hearn) is saying that the Brook fight is dead. He’s saying it’s not going to happen. Time will tell, I take it fight by fight. Let’s get this fight out of the way first and then we take it from there. That fight may never happen, but it may happen, so I just take it one fight at a time, as it comes really.

“We’ve both been hurt but I’m a fully-fledged welterweight who hits hard. I’m am unbeaten welterweight fighter and it’s the weight I feel comfortable at and that I feel strong at. I’ve got the perfect size whereas the other weights might have been too much for me, like when I fought Canelo [Alvarez].

“Crawford is a very skilled fighter and I can’t take him lightly – he’s got power, he’s durable and he moves well. For me to win this fight I have to be on my A-game and make no mistakes. I’m not going to go in there thinking I’m the bigger fighter, my skills will win me this fight, not my size or my power. My IQ will win this one.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Curtis Harper on 04-22-2019

Khan threads are so bump-able :lol1:

Comment by Lucky86 on 04-17-2019

Brook vs Kahn is s fight that will always make money cause of the uk rivalry. Kahn can get stopped by Crawford and still get a massive payday against brook.

Comment by Lefty0616 on 04-16-2019

Khan picked Crawford because he is still a question mark. Khan knows Brook is a more polished and reputable opponent. With this being said......He'll get destroyed by Crawford too.

Comment by whirlout on 04-16-2019

Win or lose, Khan at least has signed up for a good fight..what is Brook doing except waiting for Khan's fight to be over and go back to begging for a payday. I for one, am glad Khan is not…

Comment by sportbuddha on 04-16-2019

[QUOTE=T.M.T;19662133]He never wanted to fight Brook and never will.[/QUOTE] I think he will as his final pay check before retiring.

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