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Khan: I’d have preferred GGG v Eubank, it’s a tough ask for Brook

Phil Jay 08/07/2016

Naoki Fukuda

Kell Brook’s big rival Amir Khan has commented on the recent announcement of the Yorkshireman’s mega-fight with big-punching middleweight Gennady Golovkin.

 

‘The Special One’ will step up 13 pounds in weight to face three-time WBN Fighter of the Year Golovkin on September 10 in London following Khan’s lead in gaining weight to face the best around.

Khan, 29, was horrifically knocked out by Canelo Alvarez in six rounds when challenging for the WBC middleweight title in May, although the former super-lightweight king has backed Brook in his quest against pound for pound star Golovkin.

The 2004 Olympic silver medallist is not convinced Brook is up to the task though and admitted he would have liked to have seen Chris Eubank Jr. be given the chance.

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“Great work Eddie (Hearn, Brook’s promoter). (I’d have) preferred to have seen Chris Eubank Jr.  fight ‘GGG’ with his style but fair play,” said Khan.

The Bolton man added: “(I’m) Behind you 100%. Glad you took a leaf out of my book,(but)  tough ask. Anything can happen, just don’t pull out!

“British fighters (are) running the sport of boxing right now (and there are) so many fighters willing to fight the best and taking chances.”

Eubank was handed a deadline of Thursday to agree his contract for the Golovkin fight but Hearn offered Brook the opportunity to take his place once the UK title holder stalled.