Kell Brook Totally Frustrated Making Amir Khan Fight Happen
Domestic rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook seemed to be on a collision course some years back but now it’s all about the wait for the later, who after being brought up to Khan by Eddie Hearn in an Instagram video chat, ended with question of his ability to still make the 147 pound limit.
The former IBF welterweight champion Brook expressed his frustration as part of his own live Instagram video chat with Eddie Hearn, claiming to have given up on Khan because efforts to make the fight happen has been fruitful.
“I’ve given that angle up because there’s no more I can [do], you know, because it’s gone past the line now, for me,” Brook said to his promoter. “I’ve done everything that’s been asked of me to make it happen. It’s still gone nowhere.”
Sheffield’s Brook is presently interested in facing someone entirely different, the author of Khan’s most recent defeat Terence Crawford and he seemed more optimistic the fight was going to happen than an unfruitful wait for Khan.
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The unbeaten WBO Welterweight champion Terence Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) has picked Brook as one of the potential opponents for his title defence, ones the Corona Virus Pandemic is over. However, despite the his optimism in the potential fight against Crawford, he didn’t entirely rule out the fight with Khan.
“With me and Khan, you know, we can talk,” Brook said. “When the money’s right, we can make the fight happen.”
Over the years, Khan has made clear, he doesn’t like the idea of fighting Khan above the Welterweight limit as Brook hasn’t made the welterweight limit since losing his IBF title to Welterweight champion Errol Spence via an eleventh round knockout back in 2017.
Khan has fought only twice above the Welterweight limit. First, in his knockout loss against boxing Star Canelo Alvarez back in 2016. A WBC championship fight that was contracted at a middleweight limit of 155 pounds.
Amir Khan is subsequent fight against Lo Greco was fought at a 150 pound limit, a fight he won with a first round knockout back in 2018.