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Amir Khan: “Time is right” to make Kell Brook fight

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Khan has come out to say he’s actually look to make a fight against his longtime British rival.

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Hold your collective breaths, boxing fans. Amir Khan is publicly stating that he’s looking to put together a fight against Kell Brook. After all of these years, take that for what it’s worth. Regardless, Khan tells Sky Sports that he’s been talking to Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn about making the long overdue fight, saying the time is right.

“I was on the phone to Eddie. I said, ‘Let’s get the fight made.’ We’re not getting a clear response from Kell’s team, that they want to take the fight.”

Khan would continue on by listing a host of reasons (and I use that term quite loosely) as to why the fight never came together to this point, but says he’s absolutely ready to get it done now.

“I think now is the right time to make that fight happen with Kell. We both have been world champions. We’re both British and in the north as well. Imagine making a huge fight like that happen at the Old Trafford football stadium. It would be a massive fight.”

In all honesty, while the fight might still sell pretty well, it’s certainly not what it would’ve been several years ago at the peak of the Khan-Brook rivalry. That said, both fighters are in relatively the same stages of their declining careers and it’s certainly makes perfect sense if either of them are to continue fighting. Who doesn’t love a grudge match, after all.

This fight seemed to have been close to being staged a few years back when Khan aligned with Matchroom but never ended up getting over the finish line, which has obviously tempered my personal expectations as to the fight getting signed and sealed at this point. That said, the idea can’t be dismissed completely.