Exclusive: ‘No American interest in Khan anymore, Brook fight all he has left’ – Galahad

Joe Hewlett 07/07/2017
Kell Brook Amir Khan

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It’s been well over a year since Amir Khan last fought. The Bolton man was ahead of the scorecards in Vegas before getting KO’d unconscious by Canelo Alvarez in the sixth round.

After the fight, ‘King Khan’ took some additional time out as he underwent an operation to repair damage to his hands.

The former two-time world champion has been continuously linked with a fight against long-term foe Kell Brook over the years without anything materialising.

Fellow Sheffield boxer and friend of Brook’s, Kid Galahad, expects the fight to finally happen and has predicted the result.

“I honestly see it happening next year in the summer. I think Kell will prove too big and too strong, when he clips him on the chin it’s going to be a different story,” Galahad exclusively told World Boxing News.

The 27-year-old believes Khan has no other fight to turn to at this stage of his career.

“Who else wants to see Khan fight unless it’s Brook?

“I’ve heard that the TV stations in America aren’t interested in him anymore, the thing is Amir’s abused the sport and abused himself.

“I think he’s at that point now of what’s he gonna do next? I know he’s a household name but you know, do people want to see him fight again, I don’t know.”

“The thing is I don’t think he’s lived the life and in this game. If you don’t live the life and don’t respect the sport you’re going to come up short and get hurt.

“They will both make a fortune from it if the fight is made, though,” he added.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95