Khan now interested in fighting Brook
By Scott Gilfoid: After ages of showing a complete lack of desire in facing unbeaten welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs), Amir Khan suddenly has had a chance of mind. He’s now saying that he’d like to fight the 30-year-old Brook. Khan doesn’t say when he wants to fight Brook, but it would likely need to take place soon before the two of them see their careers implode.
For Khan, it’s especially important for him to take he fight with Brook as soon as posisbvle because his career looks to be on the brink of going of oblivion after his knockout loss to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on May 7. Heck, even if Khan had never taken that fight, he’d still be up against it, because he’s run out of soft jobs to fight after four years of record-padding fights against the likes of Chris Algieri, Carlos Molina, Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander.
The welterweight division has gotten better, and Khan needs to prove that he can beat the likes of Danny Garcia, Errol Spence, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter and Brook. If Khan avoids the fight with Brook for much longer, then he’s going to need to fight one of those above mentioned fighters, and I can’t see him beating any of them. Once Khan takes another KO loss, then the money and fan interest in a Khan vs. Brook fight would likely drop off dramatically. As such, Khan has to take the fight with Brook as soon as possible or else he’ll miss the boat permanently and only get a fraction of the sweet cash that he would have gotten had he faced him while he was still beating fodder opposition.
“I have to give him props for taking the fight [against Golovkin]. It’s a very hard fight so I give him a lot of credit. He can win… well actually, no, I don’t think he can,” Khan told the Dubai Press. “Certainly I still think a fight between myself and Kell will happen because he has proven himself now by being willing to step into the ring with Golovkin.”
I smell fear from Khan. I think he’s starting to realize that he doesn’t have much time left in his career and that he needs to cash out with the Brook fight while the money is still there.
I don’t know if you can say that Brook has proven himself by fighting Golovkin. That doesn’t make sense. Proving oneself only comes from winning, not from losing by knockout, which is what I see happening to poor Brook on September 10 when he gets inside the ring with GGG at the O2 Arena in London, England. Brook is pretty much walking the plank above shark invested waters in his fight against Golovkin.
The only glory that can come from a fight of that nature for Brook is for him and his promoters at matchroom Sport to put a spin on it afterwards following his knockout loss, by saying that it was a ‘brave thing that was done’ in taking on Golovkin. But as far as Brook proving himself by facing Golovkin and getting blown out of the water, I don’t see where Brook comes out ahead other than getting a nice payday and a lot of attention for the fight. I sure as heck don’t see Brook winning this contest, or being competitive.