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Kell Brook: Khan’s performance was amateurish against McCloskey

By Sean McDaniel: Unbeaten welterweight contender Kell Brook (23-0, 16 KO’s) wasn’t impressed with the performance from WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (25-1, 17 KO’s) in his recent 6th round technical decision victory over Paul McCloskey (22-1, 12 KO’s) on April 16th. Brook, who is currently ranked #2 by the WBO and one of the best fighters in the welterweight division, described Khan’s performance as “amateurish” against McCloskey and felt that boxing fans didn’t see a good fight. Brook thinks that Khan doesn’t want any part of fighting him.

This is what Brook had to say at Sky Ringside: “Amateurish. He [Khan] was taking a lot of shots and missing. I don’t think the fans got the fight they were expecting to see. I believe I got Khan’s number. People around him don’t want it. He don’t want it. He knows I got his number. Let’s do it over here [in the UK] and give fans what they want to see.”

Khan could have easily taken on Brook in his last fight but instead chose the little known McCloskey. It would have been a fight that almost surely would have wound up on Sky Box Office pay-per-view instead of being moved down to Sky 3 like Khan’s fight with McCloskey. It would have been a much more competitive fight without a doubt because many people think that Brook has the power and the skills to beat Khan.

Brook recently signed with a new promoter and plans on fighting in June against a notable opponent. He plans on making big noise in 2011 and 2012 after a disappointing 2010 where Brook was matched against obscure opponents.

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