Amir Khan was a popular face in Las Vegas this past weekend during the event that was Mayweather-McGregor.
A lot of media wanted a brief moment with “King” Khan especially because he now trains in San Francisco and is looking to get back into the ring this year under promoter Al Haymon.
The big question surrounding the Bolton boxer was the possible fight against Kell Brook. The much-talked bout has never been really close to happening and according to Khan, it never will.
“I don’t wanna give him that payday,” he joked in an interview with fighthype.com.
Khan took verbal jabs at Brook for his loss against Erroll Spence Jr this past May. The fight ended after Brook couldn’t continue due to an eye injury. Khan also mentioned Brook’s incident with him drinking on a plane and getting arrested by the police after.
“Last time I heard about him I was in the gym and he was on a plane drinking and getting done by the police and getting arrested. There’s a big difference between us. I’m a professional and he ain’t. Fighting someone like him is just a joke really. He went down on one knee and proposed to Erroll Spence in his hometown. I’ll fight till I die. I’ll fight till they put me out. That’s the type of guy I am. With him it’s different. He gave up,” he continued.
But the real reason behind the fight not happening is promoter Eddie Hearn and Khan went on a rant explaining why.
“Completely off the table. Personally, me and Eddie Hearn do not see eye to eye. He’s messing a lot of things up for Kell Brook. Eddie Hearn tries to be the big man. Take all the credit. Look at Al Haymon. No one ever sees him. Oscar [De La Hoya]… they are so quiet behind the scenes. But one thing about Eddie Hearn; he likes to be at the front. He’s the one disrespecting fighters. You can’t be doing that. I don’t think that fight will ever happen,” Khan said to behindthegloves.com.
As long as Hearn is Brook’s promoter, Khan won’t be fighting him.
The former World welterweight champion is trying to get a rematch against Danny Garcia and avenge his TKO defeat. Khan has been in talks with Haymon and is eyeing a November return to the ring this year. He last fought in May 2016 against Canelo Alvarez and lost via knockout.