Amir Khan says Kell Brook bout ‘still relevant’ as he targets Return

Amir Khan has revealed the timeframe for when he wants to return to the ring and has said that a fight with Kell Brook is “still relevant”.

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"a lot of people wanna see me just shut his mouth"

Amir Khan has targeted a return to the boxing ring and has claimed that the time is right to take on British rival Kell Brook.

For years, the pair have gone back-and-forth, calling to fight each other.

Fans wanted to see the two boxers clash but it seems the interest has dwindled as the pair are now in the latter stages of their careers.

But Khan has said a fight between him and Brook still has interest.

On the Last Stand podcast, Khan said he wants to return to the ring at the end of 2021.

He said: “I want to be back in the ring towards the end of the year definitely, it could be October, November time. I’m back in training again.”

When asked whether people still want to see him and Brook fight, Khan said:

“Yeah, definitely.

“We’re both British and Kell always runs his mouth, I think a lot of people wanna see me just shut his mouth up.

“He’s always said he has the style to beat me and my speed of hand is not there anymore.

“He’s always got something to say, so I thought, ‘You know what? Maybe it’s time to kind of put this guy in his place.’

“One thing about the UK fans, they’d love to tune in.

“With this fight, we’ve got big fanbases. When there’s drama involved and there’s a bit of a story behind it, it’s only gonna sell even bigger.”

Amir Khan also revealed the reasons why he never fought Kell Brook in their primes.

“The reason me and Brook never happened when we were both champions was because I was campaigning more in America.

“It’s probably one of the best moves I ever made in my career, to go to America. It gave me a global stance, it made me a global name

“When Kell wanted that fight, I knew it was only gonna be a big fight in the UK.

“So I thought, ‘Okay fine, we’ll do it, but not just yet’.

“I was chasing the Floyd Mayweathers and Manny Pacquiaos.

“And also, I was making more money in America to be honest with you, that’s why.”

“It’s a business a the end of the day. So that’s a reason the fight didn’t happen.

“Plus at the same time, with all the negative things he was saying, the badmouthing he was doing, I kinda wanted to teach him a lesson a bit as well.

“He needed me more than I needed him, so that’s one of the reasons as well.

“When someone’s gonna talk so much trash, you’re gonna try to teach them a lesson. You wanna hurt them in that way.

“The way I thought would hurt him would be by not fighting him.”

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