Khan likely to ignore Warren’s offer to fight Kell Brook
By Sean McDaniel: WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (24-1, 17 KO’s) is likely to ignore the reported huge offer made by Frank Warren to fight unbeaten welterweight contender Kell Brook (23-0, 16 KO’s) and instead Khan will likely take on light welterweight contender Lamont Peterson (28-1-1, 14 KO’s) for his next fight in April in the UK.
Brook, the number 1 ranked World Boxing Organization welterweight contender, is looking very sharp thus far in his career and hasn’t shown the same flaws that Peterson has displayed recently in his lopsided loss to Timothy Bradley and his 10 round majority draw with Victor Ortiz earlier this month. Brook also has good power to along with his skills.
Khan recently defeated Marcos Maidana at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He now wants to fight in front of his fans in the UK before hopefully facing the winner of the January 29th bout between light welterweight champions Devon Alexander and Timothy Bradley.
Peterson would be an interesting opponent for Khan if only to contrast the differences between Khan, Bradley and Ortiz’s fights against him. Other than that, it’s not a particularly thrilling match up because Peterson has no real power and looked so bad against Bradley. Khan may not be ready to take on someone as dangerous as Brook because he packs a lot of power and he’s difficult to fight because of his style of fighting, which has drawn many comparisons to Naseem Hamed. Khan would be facing another big puncher and he may still have lingering effects from the beating he took against Maidana.