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Amir Khan: Fight with Kell Brook has to happen at 147

Amir Khan says he does want to face Kell Brook — at welterweight.

Amir Khan v Phil Lo Greco @ Echo Arena Liverpool Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Kell Brook doesn’t think Amir Khan actually wants to fight. And his fellow skeptics will point to what we’re about to discuss now as a reason that Brook may be right.

Khan (32-4, 20 KO), who is coming off of a 39-second destruction of Phil Lo Greco on Saturday, says he does want to fight Brook, saying that a stadium fight with Brook (37-2, 26 KO) is higher on his list than chasing another world title.

But, Khan says, the fight has to happen at welterweight.

“I think a Kell Brook fight has to happen at 147Ibs. I really believe that fight could happen for a title but let’s just wait to see what Eddie has to say about this. I am happy to fight him. Fighting a big name like Kell in England would be a massive fight, selling out a stadium would be amazing.”

You’ll note that Khan quickly leaves the “147 pounds” talk and discusses what a big fight it would be. It would be, for the record, but Brook returned in March at 154 pounds, and looked really good. Khan fought Lo Greco at a 150-pound catchweight for his comeback.

Would Brook return to 147 to fight Khan? Maybe. Hell, probably. It’s the biggest fight there is for him right now, and he’s badly wanted it for years.

Would it be wise for Brook to cut back down to 147 again? Maybe not. There was talk that he’d struggled with the weight for a while, and that the move to 154 wasn’t just a choice to go up, it was something he really needed to do to be better off on fight nights.

So what do you think? Are we going to see this thing? Is Khan trying to find an advantage by attempting to get Brook back down to 147 instead of fighting him at 154 or a catchweight between? Do you think Khan would accept, say, another 150 catchweight to fight Brook?

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