The last 12 months have featured barely believable changes to our everyday lives as the Covid-19 Pandemic continues to ravage the world we knew and regularly took for granted. But one thing hasn’t changed in 2020, 2021 or, indeed, any moment over the last 10 years – Kell Brook still wants to knock out Amir Khan.
British boxing’s long trumpeted but unfulfilled super-fight is now well past its best before date and languishing in the discount aisle, but it still holds an undeniable allure, even with both fighters past their peaks and brushed aside almost effortlessly by Terence Crawford in recent times.
Khan last month insisted he was open to the fight finally taking place in 2021 and now Brook (39-3, 27 KOs) has said his appetite for the clash remains undiminished. Certainly, a stage in the Middle East where two-weight champion Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) is hugely popular, money is no issue and the Covid-19 Pandemic is under relative control make the bout feasible.
“I don’t know if it’s a publicity stunt of if he does actually want it. It sounds like he does and that’s music to my ears,” former IBF welterweight king Brook told TalkSport. “It’s a fight that everyone’s wanted for a long time, so if it does happen, happy days.
“I think it’s clear that I want the fight. “It just caps the career I’ve had, to be in a fight such as that – the highlight of the career. I believe [the fans] still want it.
“If we can get it across the line and it can happen, I think it’ll definitely catch fire again once we start promoting the fight. And what a fight it’ll be. There’s only one winner and that’s me. It’s always been me and, as soon as he’s signed that contract, he’ll know pretty quick as well. I’ll be taking that win.
“I’m just confident in that fight, I’ve seen his fights and I just believe that it’s a great fight us meshing together. I just believe that I’ve got the shot and I’ll find a way to catch his chin and end the night. I’m confident I’d knock him out, definitely yeah.”