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Kell Brook: 'I want the fight with Khan - I will knock him clean out'

Kell Brook says he'd be willing to pass on a guaranteed world title fight to face Amir Khan in a grudge match.

Scott Heavey
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Kell Brook stopped Vyacheslav Senchenko in the fourth round this past Saturday in Sheffield, and immediately has turned his gaze to Amir Khan, the man who for now seems most likely to be the opponent on May 3, 2014, when Floyd Mayweather makes his ring return in Las Vegas.

Brook (31-0, 21 KO) feels (as many do, to be fair) that Khan doesn't really deserve a fight with Mayweather, and promises to "knock him clean out" if they meet. Promoter Eddie Hearn also says he will offer £3 million to Khan for a potential fight, or to current WBA titlist Adrien Broner to come to the United Kingdom to face Brook.

While the £3 million offer from Hearn does sound good, Khan would undoubtedly be making a good deal more than that to face Mayweather, and the opportunity to beat a legend exists in that fight. And even if Khan were to lose as expected, so what? He would still be about the biggest fight that Kell Brook could make.

That's the real thing here: if Khan is negotiating for the Mayweather fight, which by all accounts is what's going on right now, Amir Khan has zero reasons to fight Kell Brook. I mean, no reason whatsoever. Because he could get knocked out in 17 seconds and still be a fight that Kell Brook would jump at the opportunity to take.

As for Broner, he is not going to travel to the UK to fight Kell Brook. That's a fantasy and one of those things British promoters seem to enjoy floating so that the public thinks these are possibilities. I could see a Broner-Brook fight happening, but in Atlantic City or Brooklyn or Vegas, not in the UK.

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