Amir Khan still hopes to secure a fight with IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook in the summer despite revealing his frustration that negotiations to make the fight haven’t gone smoothly.
Talks are currently on hold as both camps failed to reach an agreement for a massive UK pay-per-view fight and Khan, 29, has squarely put the blame of Brook’s team when speaking to WBN friend Elie Seckbach this week.
“His team have been calling me out the last two or three fights and then fighting little guys – smaller names,” Khan told Seckbach.
“I’ve just called his bluff and said, ‘I’ll take the fight’ – but as soon as I said that his team don’t want it.
“They’re saying I’m overpricing myself, but I know what the fight is worth. So if I give Brook three or four times what he usually gets, isn’t that a success for him, regardless of what I’m making because I’m the A-side anyway – title or no title.
“I think they are looking for a way out anyway.”
Brook, also 29, is pencilled in to face mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier in March, although is known to be fully on board with making the Khan fight a reality later this year.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has worked diligently in an attempt to reach a compromise with Team Khan, whilst there seems to be much more to do if there’s to be a successful attempt at finalizing contracts.
Should there be a happy ending, the fight would almost certainly take place at the National Stadium in Wembley and be televised on Sky Sports Box Office, netting Brook and Khan millions in the process.