• Welterweight

Because of Hearn's bulls**t I'll never fight Brook - Khan

ESPN staff
March 31, 2012

Amir Khan appears to have had a final say on fellow Brit Kell Brook, insisting he will never agree to fight his compatriot due to the lack of respect shown by both the fighter and his promoter.

Khan is livid at being called out by the Brook camp, after the Sheffield fighter beat Matthew Hatton. It was claimed by promoter Eddie Hearn that Brook "would absolutely destroy" Khan right now, insisting a fight between the pair had to be made.

In a recent interview with FIGHTHYPE Khan attempted to explain the ridiculous nature of the challenge, claiming he used to beat Brook with one hand. He also predicted Zab Judah, Marcos Maidana and Lamont Peterson - all previous opponents of Khan - would defeat Brook.

Khan's comments drew a response from Brook, who quipped: "Nice to see Queen Khan slating me once again in the media. Can't wait to make him do that silly dance again, jelly legs."

The lack of respect from Brook, in the eyes of former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Khan, is unforgivable and unsubstantiated, given the difference in class of opponent that both men have faced. And the Brit took to Twitter in order to state his position with regards to a future fight.

"Just to clarify something," Khan tweeted. "Me and Kell Brook are in different weight divisions, I'm 140lbs, he's 147lbs.

"I'm still fighting at 140lbs, so I don't know where people are saying I should fight him and he'll take off the titles I win back from Peterson. Know your boxing before you comment please.

"I'm after the big boys, Peterson, [Juan Manuel] Marquez, [Victor] Ortiz, [Devon] Alexander, [Floyd] Mayweather - all great fighters. Brook's got a long way to go, ain't fought nobody.

"Brook calling me a queen then begs me to give him a pay day? I promise because of all his and [Eddie] Hearn's bulls**t I will never give him a shot.

"Brook doesn't deserve to fight the King, ever. I'll never box him now. This reminds me of Ricky Hatton and Junior Witter - begging for a payday. Well Kelly can use my name to promote himself now."

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