IBF Champion Kell Brook Calls Out Amir Khan

by Rory Kernaghan | Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2014 | 0

Newly crowned IBF champion Kell Brook calls out Amir Khan after winning a points decision over Shawn Porter this past Saturday. ‘The Special One’ now sports a 33-0 record with 22 KO finishes, and eyes a fight with ‘King’ after his majority decision win in California. The former the former WBA/IBF super (light) welterweight champion Khan was quick t respond though.Kell

The Sheffield fighter Kell Brook came in as an underdog to his IBF welterweight title tie with fellow undefeated pugilist Shawn Porter, and won the belt with a scrappy 12-round showing. Now with a world title behind him, the Englishman has a plethora of names to pick from in his weight class, but one stands out more than any other.

Indeed, Kell Brook has chosen fellow Brit Amir Khan, and called him out in the moments following his landmark win against Porter:

“He will probably start saying something else now, that I need to win another world title. But believe me ‘Queen’ Khan is getting it. He’s been putting things on Twitter, bless him, and he’s been putting in ‘best of luck’, but I know he doesn’t like me. The fact is he is going to get it. I know he’s back there in the studio watching: listen, you’re getting it next boy. I am the champion of the world.” 


The former two-weight world champion ‘King’ was quick to respond to the challenge of Porter:

I will take the fight… with both hands. I am a young fighter. I love boxing and I want to give the British fans what they want and come on, let’s get it on! I love these big fights. I know what it’s like to have tasted them and what it’s going to be like at Wembley. It would be amazing if we got it there in the UK but, it’s up to my team. Kell thought I would say no to that fight but I am agreeing to it. I am ready.” 

Two of Britain’s biggest names on the boxing scene seem to be on a collision course, and the winner could likely stake his claim for a shot at world champion Floyd Mayweather down the line. Khan is unbeaten in three, but has only competed twice in the last two years. We’ll keep you posted as this story evolves, but it looks as though matchmakers have a no-brainer with Khan vs Brook.

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