Khan issues challenge to Special K

Haroon Khan and Amir Khan, right, in Sheffield
Haroon Khan and Amir Khan, right, in Sheffield
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Amir Khan has told The Star he could fight Kell Brook within the next 12 months if the Sheffield welterweight wins his IBF title clash with Shawn Porter.

But Khan warned there would be no prospect of the two men meeting inside the ring should Brook fail to convince against the unbeaten American.

“At the moment, no, he (Brook) isn’t on the agenda,” Khan said. “He has his hands full with Shawn Porter but if he wins then he could definitely be an opponent in the future.

“Kell has to prove himself first. He has to do that against someone credible.

“I can actually see him not even taking the fight (with Porter) but if he does then fair play, I take my hat off to him and wish him all the best.

“If he wins then it’s worth me an him getting inside the ring at some point within a year.”

Khan, speaking during an event at Sheffield firm ProX Sports, announced his arrival in the welterweight division with an emphatic points victory over former WBA champion Luis Collazo in Las Vegas last month.

Brook will enter August 9th’s contest with Porter in New York boasting an unblemished 32 bout record after overcoming Alvaro Robles earlier this year.

Khan, who confirmed Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez or Floyd Mayweather Jr are all possible opponents, added: “I want the biggest fights out there now. We want the best and I won’t be avoiding anyone.

“If anything, it’s people who have been avoiding me.

“We’ll have to work hard to get them and keep winning but I’m past the stage now where I have to prove anything to anyone.

“I’ve taken fights in the past two excite the fans and now I want the ones that are going to excite me. That’s important.

“I want the ones against the very best in the business, the ones against people where you are going to be so motivated because you’ve dreamed about facing them for years.”

*Twitter: @JamesShield1