Following his defeat against Canelo Alvarez where he was knocked out in the 6th round of the WBC middleweight championship match Amir Khan has now decided not to fight against the British boxer Kell Brook because he feels that he wants to fight some of the bigger names rather than Brook although his opponents promoter kept on saying that he is a good boxer. Amir Khan had earlier dismissed any rumors regarding retiring from boxing and he has vowed to move on after the unfortunate knockout loss against Alvarez couple of days back.
“I don’t think that fight will happen, I’ll give that a miss,” said Khan according to skysports.com.
“He’s on his route, I’m on my route, and we just don’t agree with each other. Basically, I don’t like him and I’m not going to give him the fight.
“[Brook’s promoter] Eddie Hearn can keep saying that he’s massive, he’s this, he’s that, he’s a big name: he’s not.”
“I respect him, he’s got a world title, but I want to fight the biggest names. These are the last few years of my career, I want to maximise it and leave a great legacy behind.”
“I’d like to fight in England, but I’m thinking of bringing big names [like Miguel Cotto] here. That’d be amazing, wouldn’t it?”
“Garcia definitely is top of the list, it’s the easiest one to make, and it’d be a great fight for me, someone my own weight.”
“[Timothy Bradley] would be an amazing fight, [Manny] Pacquiao would be an amazing fight. For sure, [Pacquiao will fight again].”
Amir Khan’s interest in fighting Danny Garcia once again for the WBC welterweight title will be one to lookout for if it happens because it must be noted that Khan lost to Garcia back in 2012.