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Brook responds to Khan, reveals contact made for UK super-fight

Phil Jay 14/12/2016

Esther Lin

Kell Brook didn’t take long to give a definitive answer to Amir Khan following a call-out by the former super-lightweight king.

Khan posted a picture of himself next to Brook’s old foe Gennady Golovkin from the WBC 54th Convention, along with a warning for ‘The Special One’ that he intends to follow the big-punching Kazakh in stopping him.

Golovkin halted Brook in five rounds at The O2 Arena in London last September and Khan immediately aimed to become the next fighter to oppose the Sheffield man.

Brook tweet

Taking less than a day to break his silence, Brook says talks are already underway for what would be a huge welterweight collision between two fighters on the comeback trail.

A recent sixth round knockout defeat to Canelo Alvarez has meant Khan needs a career boost, whilst facing Brook is seen as the most lucrative option available.

The only question to be answered is if the pair would want a warm up before setting up a clash, whilst a spot as chief support to Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko may not be considered by promoter Eddie Hearn.

Any Khan v Brook encounter would be a massive headliner all on it’s own, although with Wembley Stadium already being booked for 2017, Hearn does face a logistical challenge.

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