Khan: Brook Not On My Level, Mayweather or Pacquiao Don’t Know Who He Is


AmirKhanKellBrookAmir Khan has made news throughout the week in the media and throughout social media. First he took to Twitter to suggest a fight with Miguel Cotto at 155 lbs. Then he tweeted that Mayweather, Pacquiao, Cotto, Bradley, Marquez are all available to fight in May and that he would want to fight the best.

No one can ever question Khan’s heart or willingness to go after the big fish. But there is a big fight at welterweight with his countrymen Kell Brook. Brook is one of the three titleholders in the Welterweight Division. The other two are Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. So one would think that in a fight with Brook, Khan would be the A Side and earn the bulk share of the fight. Should he win, he’d be one of the three title holders in the 147 lb. Division and hence would entice the other two titleholders to fight him. However, Khan feels different.

“There’s no point in me fighting him this year,” Amir Khan told ITV in a video interview. “ I mean Kell Brook is not on the same level as Amir Khan at the moment. Look He’ll get that one day and obviously he’s begging for the fight against me. But obviously I’m on a different level of boxing where I want to fight the elite level of boxing.”

When he means elite, he not only means the best but the biggest names as he mentioned the three top U.S. draws at the moment.

“I want to fight the biggest names of boxing,” explained Khan. “My name’s getting mentioned with the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather, and Miguel Cotto now. When Manny Pacquiao and Mayweather were asked about Kell Brook, they said we don’t know who Kell Brook is, so I think that says it all.”