Ex-world champion Kell Brook has labelled a possible collision with Amir Khan ‘the biggest in world boxing’ as the Sheffield man continues preparations for a comeback.
‘The Special One’ has lost back-to-back world title fights to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence and knows nothing but a win will do as Brook chases a huge clash with Khan.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has earmarked the pair for a money-spinning Pay-Per-View event on the back of signing a shock deal with Khan, something which Brook admits he couldn’t get his head around at first.
“I think with 2018, I’ve got new training partners in the gym, Billy Joe Saunders & Jason Quigley, the gym is booming. Amir Khan has just signed with Matchroom, that’s picked me up again because we might finally get it to work and fight each other. I would like to close the book on boxing with his name in it,” Brook told betsafe.com
“At first when Amir got announced, I thought Eddie was my boy, I thought Eddie was with me and then the business cap come on, it’s a win/win for Eddie, he’s got both top fighters. We both fight each other, its a great business move for Eddie and that’s the way I’m still looking at it.”
Continuing to talk-up the prospect of a Khan encounter, Brook made a bold claim on the status of the fight worldwide.
“I’m proud of my name in the hat that everyone in British and world boxing wants that fight and excited about it. It’s the biggest fight in world boxing, two British fighters showdown, especially with me and him at each other throats for over 10-15 years,” said Brook.
“Even top fighters in America want to see us fight, and that’s what’s frustrating because I’m willing and I think now Amir is willing to get the fight across the line.
“But, we’ve both got to fight first and build-it up and then it will happen,” he added.