News | Jan 11 2019

What Amir Khan is thinking

Crawford or Brook, Amir Khan reveals his thought process, writes John Dennen
Amir Khan
Amir Khan & Samuel Vargas Public Work-Outs  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

AMIR KHAN will do things his own way. The natural fight for him, you’d have thought, would be, at long last, to box his British rival Kell Brook. But instead he will travel to America for a world title fight with Terence Crawford.

His calculation is simple. Khan explained, “Do I stick with the Kell Brook fight, which I know will always be there regardless? Or do I take this next big fight which might not be there for me?”

Khan has to know that Brook would a hugely lucrative contest for him. “That’s a big fight as well,” he said. “Wembley [stadium] would be the ideal location for me. Watching [Anthony] Joshua fight there, watching big football matches there, 90,000 people there would be awesome.”