Kell Brook reaffirms Amir Khan as future target in Shawn Porter fight build-up

Phil Jay 07/08/2014

IBF number one welterweight contender Kell Brook still has Amir Khan on his mind, even as the biggest fight of life against world champion Shawn Porter is just around the corner.

Brook was addressing journalists at a scheduled media day in the United States when the Briton picked out British rival Khan for a prospective clash should he claim the IBF title belt on August 16 in Carson.

“Me beating Porter and winning a world title opens up all of the doors and opportunities. I think a fight with Amir Khan would be a huge. Everybody would grab on to that fight,” said Brook.

The 27 year-old has long been linked to a high-profile UK battle with former 140lb king Khan, although has his hands full with undefeated Porter, 26, when the pair collide at the StubHub Center next weekend.

Arriving in the US early to acclimatise, Brook believes he is in the shape of his life after suffering injury setbacks in the past and says the enormity of the occasion will only spur him on to world title glory.

“I’m excited. The future’s bright. But it’s all about performing next Saturday,” he said.

“I always rise to the occasion. The bigger the fight, the better the opponent, and the better I am. I think you’ll see the best of me – ever.

“Fans can expect fireworks from me next Saturday night. It’s a candidate for Fight of the Year. I believe you have two young, unbeaten fighters with punching ability power going at it.

“It’s been a long time coming. I’ve always wanted to be a champion and it’s now my time. My dream will come true. So believe you me, I’m going to leave it all in the ring that night,” added the Yorkshireman.

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