Khan thinks Brook is just trying to get a cash out fight against him
By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBC welterweight contender Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) thinks that the only reason why IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KOs) has been pushing so hard for a fight against him is because he’s looking to cash out before he gets beaten by one of the other welterweight contenders.
Khan thinks that’s the only reason why the 28-year-old Brook seems to desperate to fight him now that he recently beaten Jo Jo Dan, who Khan doesn’t seem to be too impressed with.
Khan does have a good point about Brook seemingly to be in an awful hurry to take the fight against him. When you see a champion like Brook who struggled badly to win his IBF title against Shawn Porter, it suggests that he’s probably not going to be the IBF champion for long. I mean, as soon as Brook faces someone like Marcos Maidana or Keith Thurman, it’s likely going to be over for Brook, even he chooses to clinch all night long like he did against Porter.
Those guys won’t be stopped by Brook clinching 10+ times per round. But if Brook can get a big money fight against Khan, then it won’t matter if he loses to Thurman and Maidana, because he’ll have already gotten a big payday that he could retire on. If Brook never fights for another world title again, he would still have the big money that he got from the Khan fight.
“Can everyone please wake-up? I said the fight between me and Kell brook will happen,” Khan said on his twitter. “When I think it is right. Look at who Kell fought last. [I] Proved myself so many times fighting A-class opponents. Seems to me Kell brook is dying to fight me for the big pay day before he faces a half decent opponent and loses that IBF title. If it is Algieri (only beaten once by [Manny] Pacquiao @ 147 and still 140 WBO world champion) he’s still a better opponent than No No Dan.”
Khan does want to fight Brook, but he wants to take that fight after he gets a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao. It’s a smart move on Khan’s part to avoid risky fights until he finds out if he’ll get either of the superstars of the sport to fight him. If not, then Khan will likely go ahead and face Brook, because that might be the only fight that he can get for a huge payday.
I really don’t think Mayweather will ever fight Khan, and nor do I see Pacquiao fighting him either. It’s not that Pacquiao won’t want to. But with Khan being with adviser Al Haymon, it pretty much rules out a future Khan-Pacquiao fight due to Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum not working with Haymon.
Khan has also talked about wanting to fight Miguel Cotto. I’m that’s not going to happen either. Cotto isn’t going to want to fight someone that he’ll have to chase around the ring at this point in his career.