Khan promises to fight Brook ‘within 12 months’

Kell Brook Amir Khan

Esther Lin

Amir Khan has pledged to agree a British super-fight with Kell Brook over the next twelve months as the demand from fans for the fight to be agreed reaches fever pitch.

On the back of Brook demolishing Jo Jo Dan in the first defence of his IBF welterweight title in Sheffield on Saturday night, all talk then switched to a clash with Khan who immediately ruled out a meeting on June 13 at Wembley Stadium.

Just a day later though, and probably due to massive interest worldwide, Khan took aim at Brook on his Snapchat account and stated that he ‘would face Brook in the next 12 months in a winner takes all’ battle.

Khan is aiming to return to action in May, and has been linked to facing Chris Algieri, Timothy Bradley or Keith Thurman, although time is fast running out for the devout Muslim to have his next outing confirmed in time to prepare for Ramadan in mid-June.

If the former Olympic silver medallist does secure a spring bout, and both he and Brook are overlooked for the winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao, it is possible that the two could be brought together for a huge encounter around November or December on home soil.

Brook may want to squeeze in a second defence of his belt in the meantime against an IBF-ranked opponent, potentially the winner of Frankie Gavin v Chris Van Heerden on May 9, before a possible collision with Khan at the UK’s national stadium.