Amir Khan has confirmed a fight with Kell Brook is now off the table following an interview on British morning television on Monday.
The 30 year-old, appearing on the show to talk about recent events in his private life, was eventually prompted to give an update to the fans on a massive welterweight clash with long-term rival Brook.
“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,” Khan told ITV’s This Morning show.
“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’.”
Khan is set to move on to pastures new in his search for an opponent, whilst Brook has an obligation to fight American talent Errol Spence next, in a fight that could take place in the UK or United States in May.