Khan: I’ll end Kell Brook’s career if he fights me

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Amir Khan says he will end Kell Brook’s career if the two fighters ever face each other.

After Brook defended his IBF welterweight title in emphatic fashion last week, talk of a blockbuster bout between the pair has intensified.

Khan insists he wants the fight but has other plans for this summer meaning the mooted June 13 date at Wembley Stadium will not happen.

The former WBA and IBF light welterweight champion does however plan on giving Brook ‘that much of a beating’ that is could end his career.

“I’d love to go in the ring and fight Kell Brook,” Khan told Sky Sports.

“It could be his last fight against me because the thing is, I’ll give him that much of a beating it could end up being his last fight.

“And maybe that’s why he wants it, because he knows that last fight against me will financially secure him for the rest of his life. So maybe he just wants that.”

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Khan is looking to position himself as the main challenger to either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao following their huge fight on May 2 and says Brook will have to get in line.

He said: “It’s all about timing: if I’ve got a different route and I want to face the likes of the Mayweathers and Pacquiaos out there, then Kell Brook will have to wait.

“We don’t want to rush this fight because it is going to be a big fight. It’s going to be a huge fight but it’s all about the timing.

“Kell Brook was saying he was going to forget about Amir Khan, he wants to fight Pacquiao and Mayweather. These guys don’t know who Kell Brook is. Regardless of if he is a world champion, he’s just a name.”

Eddie Hearn has responded to Khan by claiming the Olympic silver medallist has no interest in meeting his boxer.

“Amir seems to have this thing in his head about Kell not respecting him,” Hearn told Sky Sports News.

“Kell doesn’t want to respect him - he wants to knock him out. Kell doesn’t like him. It’s quite simple.

“It’s a tough fight. You can’t take anything away from Amir Khan - he’s a quality fighter.

“I just always felt that Kell Brook would win the fight. I don’t think Khan would deal with Kell’s power.

“Right now, Kell is golden and Amir is struggling to find an opponent. Whatever opponent he’ll choose on May 30 isn’t going to be Kell Brook and that’s not what the public want. People will be disappointed with the opponent.

“Amir has put himself under pressure saying the fight will happen in the next 12 months and we hope so but unfortunately for him, Kell’s stock continues to rise and the split is probably getting worse and worse as days go by.

“Winner takes all? I’ll believe that when I see it because they have no desire to fight Kell Brook.”