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Khan: Brook fight is not 50-50 as Hearn believes, I beat him easily!

Phil Jay 29/07/2015

Ex-world champion Amir Khan is convinced he would take Kell Brook’s IBF welterweight title with minimal fuss as talk of the UK rivals meeting at Wembley in 2016 continues to rumble on.

The 28 year-old is hoping to meet old training partner Manny Pacquiao in the spring of next year, before finally facing Brook – although with the added stipulation that ‘The Special One’ takes out two high calibre opponents in the meantime.

Khan, who is expected to fight himself in November or December after missing out on fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr, says Brook’s rugged demeanour would play right into his hands when they collide – despite a differing view from Eddie Hearn, and believes the fight would be a straightforward victory in his favour.

“Eddie believes this is a 50-50 fight, most of the fans believe this is a 50-50 fight, and our history together, that’s why this is such a huge fight in the UK,” Khan told The National.

“Do I think this is a 50-50 fight? Absolutely not, Kell is a very comfortable opponent for me. Styles make fights and his style is perfect for me. I will beat him very easily. He won’t be able to handle my speed, power and footwork.”

Hearn has long wanted Khan to agree an encounter since signing Brook before his world title status, and after the pair met recently to discuss the possibility, a UK super-fight is closer than ever to finally coming to fruition.

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