Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman on Kell Brook list but Amir Khan hot favorite
Kell Brook has many options, including former world champions Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia, but Amir Khan remains the favorite.
‘Special K’ is in the limelight again despite being tight at the welterweight limit. Promoter Ben Shalom confirmed serious interest from many other parties.
The renewed vigor comes courtesy of a destructive six-round victory over Khan. Despite the one-sidedness of the win, Khan has a rematch clause he may activate.
This scenario puts a block on Brook going elsewhere, for now, leaving Thurman and Garcia out of the picture.
Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn, previously mentioned as possibles for Sky Pay Per View due to a lack of depth at the network, will also be put on the backburner once Khan confirms his intentions.
Brook is excited to see high demand in his twilight years despite his career being on the downward skids before Khan.
“I’m interested in the Eubank fight and the Conor Benn fight. I’m very interested in those fights,” Brook told Sky Sports.
“They’re big fights, they’re fights I could definitely get up for, and they’re definitely crowd-pleasing fights.
“I can’t just get up for any fight. I’ve been in the game a long time and having the fights I’ve had. It needs to be something I can get up for, to get the bit between my teeth and really step on the gas in training.”
KEITH THURMAN & DANNY GARCIA
Shalom added that Brook is only looking at big-name fighters for his next move.
“Kell Brook is now the money fight that everyone wants in the welterweight division or even above,” Shalom also told Sky.
“He had a tremendous performance against Amir Khan, rolled back the years. I think the other fighters have seen that and now thought, ‘I fancy it, I want to get in there.’
“Chris Eubank Jr is probably the obvious one-two massive names. Chris hopefully will be willing to come down and fight him at 154 or 155. I think that’s the only way that one’s possible.
“And then there’s Conor Benn, Danny Garcia, and Keith Thurman – they’re all reaching out wanting to fight Kell, but he might retire as well. And I think for him to go out on a high after beating Amir Khan in such tremendous fashion, that’s a very, very attractive option for Kell as well.”
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