Brook on lucrative Khan fight: Let’s sit down, piles of money in the pot and make it rain!
Kell Brook is certainly looking forward to what could be a career-high payday for the former world welterweight champion should a massive UK clash with Amir Khan make it over the line in 2018.
Arch-nemesis Khan recently signed with Matchroom Boxing, the same team which has housed Brook for the latter part of his career, meaning a fight between the pair is closer than ever.
With Brook moving up to super-welterweight for a comeback against Sergey Rabchenko and Khan remaining at 147 pounds, it’s thought the ex-world rulers could meet in the middle somewhere.
Knowing bouts against the likes of Rabchenko are never going to be money-spinners, Brook is keen to get it on with Khan after admitting 2018 could be his last in boxing.
“It’s great news for boxing. We’re with the same team with Matchroom now, so surely it must happen now,” Brook told Sky Sports News.
“Surely it must happen this year. He’s saying it could be the third fight. I’ve been ready for a long time. Now we’re together in the same camp, let’s make it happen baby. Let’s make it happen.
“We’re going to sit down, piles of money in the pot, and we sort it out when the time comes. When that fight is ready to happen, make it rain.”
On sorting out the poundage involved, Brook added: “That could be at catchweight, we don’t know.
“Until we’re ready to fight and everyone is 100 per cent it’s going to happen, then we can decide on what the weight is and the ins and outs of it.
“Of course I am very confident of beating Queen Khan. I’m very confident of that,” he said.
Fans of both fighters have been crying out for the contest for some years now, although may have to wait a little longer should a world title run open up for Khan on the back of his return to action in April.