News | Mar 25 2015

Kell Brook moves on from Amir Khan to target Brandon Rios or Juan Manuel Marquez

Brook wants a big fight in the summer, but it's unlikely to come against Khan, writes John Dennen
Kell Brook
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IF Kell Brook can retain his IBF welterweight title against Jo Jo Dan on Saturday (March 28) in Sheffield, he hopes to fight regularly throughout the rest of 2015 and secure a big name opponent this summer.

But British rival Amir Khan however is unlikely to be in the frame. “I just think that he’s avoiding me like the plague. I’ve got a belt there. It’s a great bargaining tool. How long have we been banging on that we want the fight with him?” Brook asked. “I’m a genuine, big welterweight who’s coming to seek and destroy against him and he knows this.”

“It’s so easy to be made, all the signs are there for it to be an unbelievable fight. It’s so easy to be made,” he continued. “I think people around him are blowing smoke up his arse and he’s believing all the hype. Don’t get me wrong he is a good fighter. But I’ll take him out.”