The super fight between Kell Brook and Amir Khan once again seems even further from happening as Amir Khan puts another spanner in the works with their negotiations, stating that he wants Brook to face his mandatory challenger Errol Spence Jr before fighting him.
Kell Brook is currently the IBF Welterweight champion and his mandatory challenger is undefeated American star 21-0-0 (18ko’s) who poses a massive threat to brooks IBF title reign, and certainly won’t bring in the revenue that a fight against Amir Khan would.
Amir Khan and Kell Brook have had a feud for years and a fight between them is long over due, with Khan previously stating he will never face Kell Brook, just because he wouldn’t want to give him a payday however he has now changed his tune, saying he does want to fight brook, but he wants it at the end of the year.
We last saw Kell Brook in action when he suffered his first professional loss, getting knocked out in the 5th round at the hands of undefeated middleweight unified champion Gennady Golovkin 36-0-0- (33ko’s).
Brook still retained his IBF title despite loosing as he jumped up two weight divisions to face Golovkin, with the IBF allowing him so step aside his mandatory in the chance to become a champion again.
Now he is chasing the big money fights and has spoken of bouts against Amir Khan, Canelo Alvarez and Manny Pacquiao and still having the belt allows him the chance to unify the division against some of the other champions, providing he comes through a difficult defence against Errol Spence Jr.
We last saw Amir Khan in action when he suffered an extremely devastating knockout against Canelo Alvarez, however he still left with immense credit as he stepped up two weight divisions also like Brook to fight a bigger opponent, except Khan’s knockout loss was a lot more memorable.
All of Khan’s losses have been by knockout and he certainly has shown a very weak chin, often looking troubled when he catches one on the chops. Brook certainly does possess power and its questionable whether Khan’s chin would be able to withstand a clean bang on the end of it.
You would certainly imagine who ever loses this super fight would consider walking away from the sport. Both have huge pride and the feud between them stems back from their younger days, leaving massing bragging rights at stake.
Khan has guaranteed the fight will not happen until the end of the year and with Eddie Hearn today stating he wants Brook out in action for May, its likely it will be against Spence.
Khan has also stated he wants a tune up fight as he’s been out of action for a while now so the possibility of them two negotiating is seeming further and further.