Amir Khan wants to take on Kell Brook
Amir Khan wants to take on his British arch rival Kell Brook as he believes that he won’t be able to defeat Gennady Golovkin on September 10.
Both Brook and Golovkin are yet to be beaten in their career having a record of 36-0-KO25 and 35-0-KO32 respectively.
Brook, the reigning IBF welterweight champion will fight WBA ‘Super’, IBF and WBC middleweight champion at the O2 Arena. The 30-year old British fighter believes that the fight against Golovkin is like a gamble as a win can make him great or a defeat can dent his unbeaten streak.
The proposed domestic bout between Amir Khan and Brook is being discussed since earlier this year, both parties backed off as they could not get on the same page.
Khan never revealed that fight against Brook is in his plans, however, since he lost to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in May, the Pakistan origin British boxer is showing willingness to take on the local rival.
“I have to give him props for taking the fight [against Golovkin]. It’s a very hard fight so I give him a lot of credit. He can win… well actually, no, I don’t think he can,” Khan told the Dubai Press.
“Certainly I still think a fight between myself and Kell will happen because he has proven himself now by being willing to step into the ring with Golovkin.
“I still don’t like him, in fact I hate him. But the UK public want to see that fight and it is a fight I want to give them.”