While preparing for his upcoming bout against Hector Saldivia on October 20, Kell Brook took some time to talk up a potential fight with fellow British star Amir Khan. Brook and Khan are no strangers to one another. In fact, just last week they exchanged some heated words to each other on Sky Sports' Ringside.
Here's what Brook had to say about a possible showdown with Khan: "I'm very excited we were on Ringside the other day, having a few words and I'm ready for that fight. Amir Khan has been knocked out at lightweight and junior-welterweight, and I'll finish him off at welterweight, no problem. We need to get it on now, a big blockbuster for the fans in a big stadium. It's been talked about for a while now, so it needs to happen."
Brook's promoter, Eddie Hearn, stated that he has been in touch with Khan's team about the potential all-British superfight: "I spoke with Khan's team a month or so ago and again after their appearance on Ringside, it's certainly a fight that can be made. It's too big to be ignored and it's only a matter of time before the public virtually insist on Brook vs. Khan happening."
I must say that I would really enjoy Brook and Khan getting to square off with each other in the ring. I feel that a matchup between the two could produce some serious fireworks. Both men have legitimate talent, and each can be hit as well.
I do get the sense that there is also a realistic shot of it actually happening. A few days ago I wrote about Virgil Hunter stating he feels a fight between Khan and Ricky Hatton is possible, but truthfully, I would much rather see Khan and Brook get together. I think the fight would make sense for both parties involved here. Khan needs to defeat a legitimate contender in order to help restore his lost luster after his recent losses. Brook is a rising star who needs a big name on his resume. There's reason for both men to take it, and I hope we are able to see it next year.
Brook's previous fight was a win in an absolute war with Carson Jones this past July. It's a fight worth going out of your way to see if you have not viewed it yet. Khan's last outing was one he is trying to forget. An upset stoppage loss to Danny Garcia, which prompted him to fire Freddie Roach and hire Virgil Hunter as his trainer.