Unbeaten Brook challenges Khan to duel

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GIVEN the opportunity, rising welterweight Kell Brook believes he would wipe the floor with Amir Khan.

Undefeated Sheffield fighter Brook is challenging the WBA world super lightweight champion to step up a division and prove he is the best in Britain.

Khan, who scooped a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has rebuilt his career with seven straight wins since suffering a shock 54 second knockout to Breidis Prescott three years ago.

Nonetheless, Brook, who faces Lovemore N’Dou at the Hillsborough Leisure Centre next month, believes he has the tools to stop Khan.

“If I hit Amir, let me tell you, he’s getting knocked out, no doubt,” he said. “I need to be a world champion when he comes up in weight so we can have a big British showdown in England.

“That is what the fans would love. I want it so let’s hope it happens.”

Brook, who has stopped 16 of his 23 opponents, added: “Amir’s a very talented fighter with fast hands, decent power and a good engine but I believe I’ve got his number. My accuracy and power would eventually catch up with him - I’d tag him and knock him out.”

Nicknamed ‘Special K’, Brook says he can’t wait to compete in front of his home supporters on June 25. He is aiming to become the first person to knockout the durable N’dou.

Eddie Hearn, Khan’s new promoter, said: “It is common sense to put Kell on in Sheffield; he is from there and people love him - it is not rocket science. This is a test, a buzz for him and a chance to show things to people.

“This guy [N’dou] is not a muppet so Kell can’t go out there looking for a KO.

“But when N’dou does feel the power, he will realise that no one punches quite like Kell Brook does.”

Hearn reckons Brook could be in line for a world title bout around October if he prevails against N’dou.