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London Mayor wants Amir Khan v Kell Brook clash at Wembley Stadium

WBN 11/10/2016

Esther Lin

Sadiq Khan, the current Mayor or London, has added his backing to a massive all-UK contest between WBC number one contender Amir Khan and current world title holder Kell Brook.

The 46 year-old, who took over from Boris Johnson, is keen to see namesake Khan face Brook following the success of the recent bout between ‘The Special One’ and Gennady Golovkin at The O2 Arena.

“London was the perfect host for the unmissable fight between the undisputed pound-for-pound king in Gennady Golovkin and our very own Kell Brook,” Khan pointed out at the 2016 Boxing Writers’ Club dinner.

“Both for our city, and the thousands of boxing fans in London, staging the best fights is something we could all get used to.

“I want to see the biggest sporting and cultural events staged here in London because we not only have world-class venues to stage top-class boxing, but we also have the globe’s best fight fans.

“London is open to the best talent in the world and that is why I am keen to see another super-fight in the capital and what better one to start with than arch rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook both in the ring at Wembley Stadium?

“London is neutral territory and it is a contest the British public and London fight fans would love to see.”

Whether Brook stays at 147 pounds is still up in the air at the moment, whilst Khan is first in line to challenge Danny Garcia for the World Boxing Council championship upon his return to the ring.

Any fight could be saved for when both are campaigning at 154 pounds as both recently had dealings at higher weight limits.

Should both move up in the coming months, the summer of 2017 seems the perfect opportunity to get the fight made.

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