News | Jan 15 2019

Amir Khan: Kell Brook will always be the B-side

'I'd beat all the fighters Terence Crawford has faced,' Amir Khan declares.
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Terence Crawford & Amir Khan Press Conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

AMIR KHAN is adamant that when it comes to his long-standing rivalry with Kell Brook, the Sheffield man will always be the B-side. “One hundred per cent,” Khan said. “I’m still getting paid in the big money fights, I’m not chasing Kell Brook, I just want him to have a good performance and respect me.

“I was selling the fight on my own back and it’s too much pressure selling the fight on your own. Let’s hope Kell comes back with a good win and we’ll take it from there.”

Instead of taking a potential fight with Brook, Khan will travel to America on April 20 to challenge WBO welterweight world champion Terence Crawford. “I am in a division and position where I am a big name, globally, I can almost get any big name to fight me. Brook was close, very close, one night it was Brook and the next morning it was Crawford. Before that people were saying I had nowhere to go and now I have Crawford,” Amir said. “People will say I have no chance and that is perfect for me because I love being the underdog… Being the underdog takes all the pressure off of me and I can prove I am the best.”

 

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