Amir Khan wants Kell Brook next, vows to knock him out inside six rounds

The 34-year-old's two-fight shortlist is Kell Brook and Manny Pacquiao before calling time on an illustrious career inside the ring.

Amir Khan is targeting a clash with Kell Brook next and wants it to take place in the UK rather than the Middle East.

The former two-time world champion, who last fought in 2019, has admitted while he and his Yorkshire rival are both over the hill, it would be a compelling clash for fans who have wanted the Battle of Britain showdown.

Despite both tasting defeats to Terence Crawford, the pair are still the highest ranked British welterweights and according to Khan, Eddie Hearn is prepared to stage it if Brook accepts the offer presented.

"What's the fight that everyone wants to see? Everyone wants to see the Kell Brook fight. We've been talking about it for years and years," Khan told TalkSport.

"Look, me and Kell are probably past our best, I'll be honest. But at the same time, we're both around the same age. I think it'd be a good fight between us to see who is still No. 1 in Britain.

"So I called [Matchroom Boxing head] Eddie Hearn and I said, 'Let's make it happen.' Eddie said, 'No worries,' spoke to Kell's family and Kell's father wasn't interested in it, he said, 'No, we're gonna look at other options.'

"What other option is there for Kell Brook to make a good payday and fight someone with a big name like myself?

"Unless he fights someone with a world title or in America. "So I'm scratching my head man, I'm thinking like, 'What's he going through?' What's going on with Kell Brook?

"How come he doesn't want the fight? Let's make it happen … The prediction for me and Kell Brook? I knock out Kell Brook in under six rounds."

Let me beat up Brook in a football stadium

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed a two-fight deal with a date and venue expected to be announced within the next three weeks.

With the Coronavirus pandemic having a huge impact on revenue and ticket sales in the UK, the heavyweight pair could stage their undisputed bout in Saudi Arabia, a country familiar to Khan, who beat former world champion Billy Dib in his last fight two years ago.

While Joshua and Fury are looking to cash in, Khan has insisted he wants a potential clash with Brook to take place on UK shores.

"Let's be realistic here - a fight in the Middle East obviously that could happen over there," Khan continued.

Amir Khan has worked with Eddie Hearn previously, defeating Phil Lo Greco and Samuel Vargas in 2018
Amir Khan has worked with Eddie Hearn previously, defeating Phil Lo Greco and Samuel Vargas in 2018

"We have a big fan base in the Middle East and my last fight against Billy Dib was there.

"But really, why should we go there when we could do it here in the UK? We're both British fighters, let's make it in the UK.

"Doing that in a football stadium here, that could be massive. So let's hope things open up.

"Once things open up properly and we sort out the third or fourth wave, let me put a beating on Kell Brook.

"The only two fights out there for me in my opinion are Kell Brook or Manny Pacquiao. Otherwise - I've been in the game a long time and when you've been in training camp after training camp and having almost 40 fights now.

"Your body is breaking and you need to call it a day one day. So I am giving it the last, last chapter of my boxing career. I get either fight and I call it a day."

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