Amir Khan wants Brook fight if Pacquiao passes


Kell Brook - Amir KhanAfter years of chasing boxing’s top two stars, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan is finally ready to move on and take the biggest fight he can realistically get, and one that just so happens to be in his own backyard.

Khan is on the short list of possible opponents for Manny Pacquiao’s final fight on April 9, 2016, alongside Timothy Bradley and Terrence Crawford. Khan appears to be the odd man out as both Bradley and Crawford are promoted by Top Rank Promotions who have Manny Pacquiao as their biggest client, making those fights much more desirable and easier to make for Top Rank.
According to Bob Arum of Top Rank, Manny Pacquiao is ready to make a decision on who he will face by today. If Pacquiao chooses to bypass Khan, the 28-year-old has decided he can no longer afford to delay the showdown between himself and Brook, a fight that fans all over the world have been demanding, but a fight that would ultimately be for UK bragging rights.
In the past, Amir Khan has been reluctant to recognize fellow countrymen Kell Brook as a fighter on his level and a war of words has transpired between the two over the past few years despite Brook claiming the IBF welterweight title last year in a majority decision win over Shawn Porter. Now, it looks as though the war of words may become a war of fists.
Khan told The Sun, “If Manny chooses someone else, I’ll fight Brook. I know I can beat him and it should be at Wembley in late May.” Khan added, “June is no good for me because that’s when Ramadan starts. If it’s going to happen, it has to be before then.”
Selling out Wembley stadium to a capacity 80,000 fans wouldn’t be a bad consolation prize for Khan who has been desperately seeking a prize fight with which to showcase his skills.