Florian Marku promises to 'break' Amir Khan after beating Chris Jenkins

Khan has been told he needs to prove himself if he wants a rematch with Kell Brook by promoter Ben Shalom.

Florian Marku overcame a slow start to deliver a sensational fourth-round stoppage of Chris Jenkins to retain his IBF international welterweight crown.

The Albanian - who had a huge amount of support in Newcastle on the undercard to Savannah Marshall's world title defence - landed a huge right hook to Jenkin's head in round four and as the former British champion stumbled, and receive a flurry of unanswered punches, referee Steve Gray halted the fight.

Marku - who now has an unbeaten record of 11-0-1, with seven wins inside the distance - spoke after the fight and said: "Give me Amir Khan!"

"Please, don't mention these kinds of names because when I was on my way up, these people were avoiding me," Marku said over the possibility of taking on Kongo next.

"Now I'm making a lot of noise, a lot of good wins, all the people start calling me out. Listen, I want the son of Nigel Benn [Conor Benn], Kell Brook, Amir Khan - give me these type of men and you will see how I fight with them.

"Don't mention anyone else, give me one of them and you'll see what I can do.

"I'm still learning, don't forget I'm only three years in the boxing game and Chris won the British title and many people avoid. But listen, give me Amir Khan next - I'm going to break him."

"I started rushing because I felt the cut was maybe too big and I was afraid of the referee stopping me," Marku added. "That's why I started pushing the pace high.

"Today, I showed something we have learned. I didn't show many, but nobody stops him like this in four rounds - show me, who, ever?

"Chris Jenkins, I have respect for him - congratulations. He accepted the fight with me, I wanted to show the UK fans that I didn't come by luck where I am today. I give my heart when I go to the ring. Today, I out-boxed the boxer."

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