Kell Brook says he may call out Conor Benn should the welterweight veteran emerge victorious in his grudge match against Amir Khan next month.
On February 19 at Manchester Arena the two old rivals finally get it on after many years of failing not to. During a media call this week Brook sayid he can’t say for sure whether he would retire or not after facing Khan but was asked if he would call out Benn for a fight against the welterweight world title contender.
“There’s a great chance of it,” the former IBF 147lb champion said.
“I’m enjoying the game. I’ve not really been in them dog wars; I’ve still got my faculties. I’m still sharp. Who knows, I’ll probably sit down with my family and see because I have done it all. What they know about me and what they know about myself is I love a challenge.”
Eddie Hearn who promoted Brook for a large part of his career had hoped to match Benn, who he now works with, against Khan this year in a fight that certainly would have captured the public’s imagination.
Brook insists he is up for the challenge and a clear and conclusive win against Khan would likely fuel his fire for greater tests in the welterweight division despite being on the home straight of his career.
“I love it when Conor Benn, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, all these fighters say they’re better than me because it don’t register with me. I love that competitiveness. This is another great fight. Who knows? Let’s see what happens in the fight. But I’m definitely not ruling out that I’m going to carry on.”
Benn is rumoured to be returning in April and has been recently linked with a fight against former WBO 140lb champion Maurice Hooker. Facing the winner of Brook v Khan later in the year may be the ideal move for ‘The Destroyer’ to prove that he is the future and not his two rivals who have already been there and done it.