Kell Brook issued a swift response to Amir Khan after claims he has walked away from a massive British welterweight fight.
Khan, appearing on ITV’s This Morning show, claimed talks were held between the pair until Brook flat out refused the encounter.
The former super-lightweight champion had said: “Well basically, my team sat down with Kell Brook and his manager. We tried to make the fight and Kell Brook said he doesn’t want the fight so it’s not happening.
“It’s something I didn’t want to tweet, but you guys asked me so I want to tell you the truth. I want the fight and Kell Brook has just walked away from it, he doesn’t want it.”
Asked why he would do that by host Philip Schofield, Khan replied: “Maybe he has other options or maybe he just doesn’t want that big fight. I think he’s just fooling the British public.
“I was getting the blame for not taking the fight, and now when I’ve said, ‘yes, I’ll take the fight’ – Kell Brook has stepped back and made excuses. He’s making me look the bad one.
“I want to tell you guys that I want the fight, but the answer from Kell Brook and his team was, ‘no’.”
Don't believe what you hear from that "wanker" I'm pretty sure everyone in the ???? knows i want the fight!
— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) January 23, 2017
Brook came back with a dig at a recent clip of Khan’s private life that was leaked online last week: “Don’t believe what you hear from that ‘w**ker’, I’m pretty sure everyone in the knows I want the fight!”
It seems both are on a completely different page in regards to where their careers go next and it may take some hard work from all concerned to get any sort of agreement back on track.