Brook: Khan dictating terms to me – the champion, makes me laugh
Kell Brook is gobsmacked that British rival Amir Khan continues to lay down his stipulations for a possible welterweight tussle between the pair in 2016.
Talks have currently broken down for a summer showdown between the two, potentially at Wembley Stadium, and IBF title holder Brook was recently given a public tongue lashing by Khan over social media.
Khan has accused Brook of running scared and backing out of a deal, although ‘The Special One’ is adamant he wants the fight to happening as soon as possible as a March mandatory defence of his belt looms in Sheffield.
“Khan has got no respect for me and that is what makes me want to punch his in the face even harder,” said Brook at a press conference on Monday.
“For him to dictate terms to me, the champion, makes me laugh. I want that fight, every boxing fan in Britain and beyond wants the fight, even all the other fighters in the divisions want to watch us fight: it’s THE fight that is being talked about. Nothing would give me more pleasure than putting him on the floor.”
As Brook prepares to fight Kevin Bizier, Khan is also in training for a March return after spending ten months of his career waiting for a fight that ultimately didn’t happen, against firstly Floyd Mayweather and then Manny Pacquiao.
Brook believes Khan is in full knowledge of the dangers he poses and holds doubt over an agreement for this very reason, which is why the Bolton man is now chasing a rematch with Danny Garcia – someone who has already beaten him before.
“It would kill him losing to me when he was chasing Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao he could live with losing to them, but he couldn’t lose to me and live with it after slagging me off for years,” he pointed out.
At this point in time, the fight looks a million miles off, although things can change in an instant as this boxing. Eddie Hearn certainly won’t give up on the fight due to the magnitude of what the encounter can achieve, although nailing down an alternative to Khan should Brook miss out this year may prove a more difficult task for the Matchroom boss.