Coach Dave Coldwell has questioned Amir Khan’s desire to share the ring with UK rival Kell Brook as the Briton prepares to launch his comeback.
Khan is eyeing a December return to action but recently distanced himself from long-term nemesis and ex-147 pound title holder Brook, who many expect to now move up to super-welterweight.
Coldwell is not happy with the time it’s taken for the pair to agree what would be a massive Pay-Per-View fight on UK soil and says he believes the time is now to make the encounter happen.
“Kell Brook is coming back from losses, there isn’t a lot of excitement around him as he’s gone a bit quiet since he’s been recovering which is understandable,” Coldwell told BetSafe.
“Khan has been inactive for a while and is also coming back after losses. Both of them might as well make the fight happen, it’ll be a big night for both of them. It will be a chance to get everyone talking about the boxing. They both need a couple of wins before something on the world scene will come around for them.”
“The weight the fight is fought at will determine the outcome. Khan has fought Canello, will he come down to welterweight, will he want to? I think Kell should fight at light middleweight. Will Amir want to fight him at that weight or will he want to fight him at welterweight where he’ll be quicker.”
“The fight will depend on which weight the fight is fought at. If it’s at 154, then Kell Brook should win. Khan has had too long out of the ring.”
“I’m kind of bored talking about this fight as it’s been talked about for so long. It seems that Amir Khan’s mind keeps changing about whether he wants the fight. Is he scared?”
“I understand both of them wanting to have a fight before facing each other. I also understand why there has been a delay in Kell’s return to the ring, he bust his eye and then he was injured. I don’t understand what Amir’s delay is. He needs to get his head sorted.”
Coldwell is currently overseeing Tony Bellew’s preparations for a rematch with David Haye as the Liverpool man bids to cement his March victory over the former two-weight world title holder on December 17.
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