By Steve Lillis, courtesy of The Daily Star
AMIR KHAN and boxing brother Harry have landed knockout blows on internet hate mobs.
The Khans will be in action at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on April 27, with Amir facing Julio Diaz in a 12-rounder.
Former world light-welterweight champion Amir has more than 1.4 million followers on twitter and receives abuse on a daily basis.
Now younger brother Harry, who makes his pro debut on the bill, is getting the same.
Amir, 26, said: “If you get abuse it is only because you are doing something right, so I just ignore the haters because it drives them mad even more.
“I’m a nice guy and if I do say things about anyone it isn’t because I hate them or I am jealous, I’m just giving them a taste of their own medicine.
"I have had a go at Kell Brook but I really hope he does well – it is just banter.”
Super-flyweight Harry, 21, who fights Bulgarian Stefan Slavchev on his debut, said: “Amir has warned me that I am going to get a lot of hate.
“Already I am being taunted with things like I am never going to be as good as Amir, or that my chin is made of glass.
“But that motivates me even more to show my talent and I don’t let the hate get to me.”
Amir’s catchweight contest at 143lb against the tough Mexican Diaz will be his first fight in Britain since he stopped Irishman Paul McCloskey in six rounds two years ago.
With the big-money fights now all in the US, where he boxes regularly, it could be his last. Because of his wedding next month and then Ramadan, he will not box again until December when he will fight for one of his former world titles.
He added: “It’s good to be fighting in England again, but this could be one of my last times here.”
Meanwhile, Brook has broken his right foot, which means his world title fight against Devon Alexander is off – for the third time.
The Sheffield man was due to challenge American IBF champ Alexander in Atlantic City on May 18.