Kell Brook v Amir Khan: Brook favourite to beat Khan if big fight is made

Last Updated April 22 2018, 11:13Boxing
Brook and Khan
Brook and Khan

Kell Brook is just about favoured to beat Amir Khan if the two finally meet in the ring, with Eddie Hearn hopeful of putting together the fight the British boxing public badly want to see.

Khan returned from a long absence to demolish Phil Lo Greco after just 40 seconds in Liverpool on Saturday – and immediately called out Brook, who was ringside for the fight.

There’s no love lost between these two fighters but despite verbals being traded for years, punches have yet to be thrown to decide who the better boxer really is.

Khan wasted no time in calling out Brook after the fight, but delivered his message and then swiftly exited the ring.

"I will fight Kell Brook and I will beat Kell Brook,” Khan said on Sky Sports after the fight. “I'm a better fighter and a stronger fighter.


Kell Brook v Amir Khan odds:


"I'm not a fighter to run away. I came to Eddie and signed a deal with your promotional company, Eddie Hearn's Matchroom company. I'm chasing you, remember that.

"The weight is an issue with Kell, I'm a 147lb fighter. I will fight and beat Kell Brook and the world knows it.

“I moved up to 150lb for this fight because I've not been in the ring for two years. That (Brook) fight I'm not rushing and I'm not running away from.”

Kell Brook says he'll 'destroy' Khan

Khan’s swift departure meant he was not face-to-face with Brook when the Sheffield fighter issued his response.

"Amir, come on, Amir," shouted Brook. "All the fans want the fight. I want the fight. If you go in the jungle and chase stars, but when he gets in there with me, I'll make him see stars."

"I'm not Lo Greco, I'm Kell Brook, 'The Special One' and I will deal with him.

"I know he's got very fast hands. I've sparred with him. He's got the fastest hands I've been in with. Timing beats speed, I'm a seasoned pro, I will land that bomb on him, that brownie. I'll destroy him."

Promoter Eddie Hearn now holds the key to staging the fight – if he can get beyond the main sticking point of what weight the two will fight at.

Hearn wants to see Khan v Brook

"I love the Brook-Khan fight, we'll have to see," said Hearn.

"Kell Brook is going to be back in July, he's chasing the 154 [lbs] world champions as well. Amir is chasing world champions at welter, but that fight will always be a big fight.

"I would hate one day for these boys get old, look back and kick themselves for not making that fight.

"I believe the British public want to see Khan against Brook, and we should deliver what the British public want.

"We have to sit down, we have to find a deal, we have to make sure they get well paid.

"They want to bash each other up at the end of the day. Kell Brook doesn't like Amir Khan and Amir Khan doesn't like Kell Brook. This fight should have happened 12 months ago, two years ago, we've still got time."

Related links

Most Read

Unai Emery: Set for Arsenal according to reports1

Arsenal set to appoint Emery

Arsenal are set to appoint Unai Emery as their new manager, according to reports.

Branden Grace with the Nedbank Golf Challenge trophy2

BMW PGA Championship tips

After another big-priced winner last week, Ben Coley provides his four selections for the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

We look at the odds on which big transfers could happen this summer3

Which transfers will happen?

Based on Sky Bet's summer transfer odds, we look at which transfers are expected to happen this summer

Check out our nap of the day4

Sporting Life: Daily Nap

Matt Brocklebank's Monday nap and next best both won - don't miss his selections for Tuesday.

Action from Nottingham Racecourse5

Tuesday's racing preview

Chris Wilson previews the action on Tuesday and has a selection for every race on every card in the UK and Ireland.

Most Read

Unai Emery: Set for Arsenal according to reports1

Arsenal set to appoint Emery

Arsenal are set to appoint Unai Emery as their new manager, according to reports.

Branden Grace with the Nedbank Golf Challenge trophy2

BMW PGA Championship tips

After another big-priced winner last week, Ben Coley provides his four selections for the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

We look at the odds on which big transfers could happen this summer3

Which transfers will happen?

Based on Sky Bet's summer transfer odds, we look at which transfers are expected to happen this summer

Check out our nap of the day4

Sporting Life: Daily Nap

Matt Brocklebank's Monday nap and next best both won - don't miss his selections for Tuesday.

Action from Nottingham Racecourse5

Tuesday's racing preview

Chris Wilson previews the action on Tuesday and has a selection for every race on every card in the UK and Ireland.

Racing Tips

Check out our nap of the day

Sporting Life: Daily Nap

Matt Brocklebank's Monday nap and next best both won - don't miss his selections for Tuesday.

Action from Nottingham Racecourse

Tuesday's racing preview

Chris Wilson previews the action on Tuesday and has a selection for every race on every card in the UK and Ireland.

Get your bets on!

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.

Next Race Off
01:20 Presque Isle Downs
2
(2)
Why Not Now
J: Scott Spieth
9
(9)
Thisaintjumpstreet
J: Nathan Vickers
3
(3)
Ark Ofthe Covenant
J: Willie Martinez

Football Tips

Get your bets on!

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.

Leroy Sane is congratulated after scoring for Man City

Sporting Life: Tipping record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed.

Romelu Lukaku: The Manchester United forward celebrates his goal v Spurs in the FA Cup semi-final

FA Cup final betting tips

George Pitts thinks Manchester United will win the FA Cup for the second time in three years when they come up against Chelsea at Wembley.