Amir Khan Needs Kell Brook In “One Extra Dance,” Earlier than Closing The Curtains On His Profession |

Posted on 04/04/2021

By: Hans Themistode

It’s been a very long time since Amir Khan has been seen inside a boxing ring, two years come July to be precise. Though his most up-to-date look got here in a profitable effort in opposition to Billy Dib, the brutal sixth-round stoppage defeat by the hands of Terence Crawford three months prior nonetheless reverberates within the thoughts of most boxing followers.

Khan, 34, was dropped and dominated earlier than an obvious low blow introduced an finish to their showdown prematurely. Following the loss, Khan contemplated retirement. However, after having loads of time to assume, the previous 140-pound champion doesn’t imagine he’s prepared to hold up his gloves simply but. The truth is, if the British native has it his means, he’ll be going through off with the one identify many of the boxing world has needed to combat for years now.

“I need yet another dance,” stated Khan throughout an interview with IFL TV. “Kell Brook is the one which was calling me out all this time and now, we’re coming to a stage the place I’ve stated, let’s make it occur. It’s humorous as a result of Kell Brook isn’t actually responding.”

At one cut-off date, a Kell Brook vs Amir Khan showdown was thought of one of many preeminent bouts that may very well be made. With Brook (39-3, 27 KOs) holding the IBF title from 2014-2017 and Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) amongst the divisions finest throughout that point span, neither facet appeared in a rush to make their showdown a actuality.

Nonetheless, with Khan staring his boxing mortality straight within the face and with Brook coming off a fourth-round stoppage defeat by the hands of Terence Crawford, Khan believes the time is lastly proper. The previous Olympic Silver medalist does admit that their finest days are lengthy behind them, however nonetheless, he firmly believes that it’s a blockbuster-level combat.

“It’s nonetheless a giant British combat. Individuals will nonetheless need to tune in. I do know we’re previous the prime of our careers nevertheless it’s nonetheless a combat folks want to see.”

Within the thoughts of Khan, it doesn’t matter if the pair fought of their primes, on the backend of their careers, or on the senior middle, the consequence was at all times going to be the identical.

“He’s very assured and I’m very assured however I don’t see it going previous six rounds. I feel beneath six rounds I’ll get a stoppage.”

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