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Khan dismissive of future Brook fight: I’m in big fights, he’s not!

Phil Jay 16/04/2016
Kell Brook Amir Khan

Esther Lin

Amir Khan has gone cold on a potential welterweight grudge match with Kell Brook as the former world champion bids to knock Canelo Alvarez from his middleweight perch.

The 29 year-old is just a few weeks away from the massive Stateside fight he’s craved for the past two years and Khan has now gone off the boil on facing IBF title holder Brook further down the line.

“I’m going to see how it goes and the Kell Brook fight might or might not happen,” Khan said according to The Daily Mirror.

“He’s on his own path and I’m on my own path. I’m fighting the big names in boxing in the big arenas and Kell Brook has it a different way – he’s fighting Jo Jo Dan, Frankie Gavin and Kevin Bizier. I’m in the big fights and he’s not.

“If it doesn’t happen I’m not really bothered about it, it doesn’t affect my career,” he added.

Khan’s assessment of Brook’s recent exploits is fairly accurate considering ‘The Special One’ has been forced to fight two mandatory opponents by the IBF, although promoter Eddie Hearn is attempting to rectify that this summer.

Fights against the likes of Danny Garcia, Jessie Vargas, Timothy Bradley or Juan Manuel Marquez have been touted for Brook upon his return later this year as Khan prepares to light up Las Vegas opposite the Mexican superstar on May 7.