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Amir Khan explains why Kell Brook fight still relevant, wants to return by end of the year

Khan hasn’t fought since Summer 2019.

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

Former world titleholder Amir Khan is the latest fighter to join Brian Custer’s Last Stand Podcast, and during this episode Khan discusses his plans to return to the ring before the year is out while explaining why the time is right to take on longtime rival Kell Brook. Khan also shares his opinion on a couple of big upcoming fights. Check out some excerpts from the interview below.

On his plans to return to the ring

“I want to be back in the ring towards the end of the year definitely, it could be October, November time. I’m back in training again.”

On why a fight with Kell Brook didn’t happen when they were both world champions

“I knew it would be a big fight in the UK, but I was chasing Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and I was making more money in America to be honest with you that’s why….Plus with all the negative things he was saying, bad mouthing he was doing I kind of wanted to teach a lesson a little bit as well. Like look you might be champion but you’re still not going to fight me I’m my own champion, obviously you needed a name like me so he needed me more than I needed him.”

On why a fight with Brook is still relevant

“We’re both British, and Kell always runs his mouth and I think a lot of people want to just see me shut his mouth….When there’s drama involved, and there’s a bit of a story behind it, you know it’s only going to sell even bigger.”

On Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3

“I got Fury winning again because I think by knocking him out in the second fight, I think he shows that there are weaknesses that Wilder has. I think he going to try to capitalize on them and he going to try to go straight in there for the knockout again.”

On prediciting Terence Crawford to beat Errol Spence Jr

“What wins him the fight against Spence in my opinion is the boxing skills he has and the patience. He will make you wait, and he counters well, his speed and his power.”

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