Speculation of a long awaited showdown between world champion Kell Brook and Amir Khan has surfaced recently surrounding a potential fight in 2017. There is certainly no love lost between these two boxers.
Kell Brook and Amir Khan have been linked together for a number of years now but at this moment in time, both men are now arguably in the prime of their fighting careers and the timing for a fight in 2017 might finally be just right.
The two have exchanged back and forth verbal assaults with one another for some time on social media, on TV and in interviews with the press in general.
The latest came today from Brook who told Sky Sports News on TV when speaking on plans for 2017:
“We’ve got some big names, we’ve got Amir Kardashian. He’s still there. People are talking about me and him fighting. He said that he’d like to have that fight and I can say I’ll meet him at welterweight if he wants to actually get in and stop talking about it. We need to sit down, get it signed and get it done for the fans.”
Both men are now big names in boxing and with a world title on the line in a potential welterweight showdown in 2017, it would probably warrant an outdoor stadium somewhere if it happened in the UK due to significant demand in this type of grudge match.
Both fighters to their credit are always involved in exciting fights too, making it an intriguing matchup stylistically. For the full interview with Brook on Sky Sports News check it out here:
(Hat tip to Sporting Life YouTube):
(Image source and credit: Wikimedia, Kell Brook and Amir Khan Twitter accounts)