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Kell Brook: 'Cease dishonest the individuals within the UK and make it occur' – Amir Khan EXCLUSIVE

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A battle between the pair has been excessive on many British boxing followers’ want lists for a number of years.

Negotiations over the profitable bout started within the autumn however have to this point didn’t bear fruit.

Talks collapsed as a result of pair failing to succeed in an settlement over what weight the competition would happen at.

Brook was wanting to should have the bout be a light-middleweight affair, a weight Khan isn’t in any respect eager on preventing at.

Former IBF welterweight titleholder Brook returns to motion later tonight in opposition to Australian David Zerafa, his first opponent since his Might bout with Sergey Rabchenko.

Khan hasn’t been impressed by the extent of competitors Brook has been dealing with since his back-to-back losses to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr and believes the Sheffield native’s selection of opponents proves he’s not severe about preventing him.

“He’s probably not preventing anybody,” Khan mentioned of Brook in an unique interview with Categorical Sport. “I actually don’t actually fear about him getting beat or not.

“I simply suppose he’s preventing a no person, actually. Cease dishonest the individuals within the UK saying that you simply wish to battle me however you’re preventing all these bums figuring out that the battle between us can’t occur (proper now).

“Simply up your sport a bit bit, Kell. Begin exhibiting the world that you’re actually within the battle.

“Struggle some first rate opponents as an alternative of preventing these bums and let’s make it occur.”

Though Khan is keen to do battle with Brook and as soon as and for all decide who’s one of the best British welterweight, he additionally has his sights on a historic bout with undisputed 147lbs king Terence Crawford.

And the chance turned an all-time nice might very properly persuade Khan to postpone his proposed Battle of Britain with Brook.

“Something can occur,” Khan added. “However on the finish of the day, there’s different names which were put on the market for me.

“And when will I ever get the prospect for a pound-for-pound title? When will I ever get the prospect to for an additional world title?

“So if I’ve acquired that in a single battle I can take and if I’ve acquired that within the battle I can have subsequent in my profession, then why not take that battle as an alternative?

“I do know the Brook battle is at all times going to be there, regardless.

“Even if it’s six months down the road. I can do each fights throughout the yr.

“However on the finish of the day, let’s see. It’s simply nice to be able the place I’ve acquired some huge fights on the market for me.

“These being Brook and being another huge names in America and going again to American and preventing on the market – Vegas. I’m in a great place.”

Amir Khan is launching the ‘Ring the Modifications’ initiative with on-line monetary buying and selling dealer ThinkMarkets (www.thinkmarkets.com) to assist underprivileged younger individuals throughout the UK via fundraising, mentorship, schooling, and employment alternatives.

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