Kell Brook says he is not going to be distracted by thoughts of who he might fight after Matthew Hatton - even if his own promoter has Amir Khan on his mind.
Sheffield’s Brook insists he is full focused on beating Hatton this Saturday at the Arena, a contest that could see the victor emerge with a World title shot.
Brook has been linked with showdowns with the likes of Andre Berto, Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander and of course, Bolton’s Khan, but the 25 year-old says such contests can wait.
“Matthew is a very dangerous opponent and one that I am full of respect for” said Brook. “If I take him lightly he will beat me so I have been 100 per cent focused on him – I’ll let others do the talking about these fights in the future, right now it’s all about Hatton.
“Fights with World champions are what every boxer dreams of and I am no different. But at no point have I taken my eye off the ball during the build up to this fight, even when people have asked me about Khan and the rest.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn commented: “It’s my job to look beyond this fight for Kell, but I know he certainly won’t be doing that.
“Khan, Ortiz, Berto, Maidana and Alexander are all fights that we want to make this year.
“We will have 10,000 fight fans in the Arena Sheffield for Brook v Hatton, so what sort of numbers do you think a fight with Amir Khan would do?”