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Kell Brook: Amir Khan has nowhere left to hide

Kell Brook says that he'd prefer to be taking on a bigger challenge than Kevin Bizier, but says circumstances have dictated otherwise. In the meanwhile, he's still aiming to nail down a fight with Amir Khan.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Kell Brook admits that there are bigger and better fights out there for him than his next one with Kevin Bizier, but that's just the way the cookie crumbled:

"I would rather it be against someone else but I've not trained my whole life just to give the belt away, so I need to fight him, it is what it is," Brook told ESPN.

"After the knife injury, I had to face my mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan and then fought Frankie Gavin quickly on the spin but then I got injured again, had to pull out of fighting Diego Chaves and the mandatory has come around again."

Brook says that he just hopes to be able to do a quick number on Bizier, then move on to a huge fight this summer. There are a number of credible options out there for Brook at welterweight, but he doesn't hide the fact that he wants Amir Khan above all.

"You know that the fight everyone wants is against Khan, or the likes of Tim Bradley, Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia. These are the type of fighters I want to fight. I've not been in good company opponents-wise and I want to jump on them this year.

"Khan has got nowhere else to go. He was waiting and waiting for Floyd Mayweather, didn't get it, then he waited for Pacquiao, and never got it. The fight against me is there to be made, it's the biggest fight out there for him, and he's got nowhere to hide now."

Brook mentions that Eddie Hearn has told him that a fight between him and Khan looks like it might finally get made, but he says he's heard that before and until he sees a signed contract he's not getting his hopes up. Brook finishes by saying that he wants to have a breakthrough year in 2016, hoping to land a big fight at Madison Square Garden or the MGM Grand by years-end.

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