• Amir Khan v Lamont Peterson

Brook blasts 'amateurish chicken' Khan

ESPN staff
December 17, 2011
Kell Brook makes his American debut on Saturday © Getty Images

Kell Brook thinks Amir Khan deserved to lose his fight with Lamont Peterson last weekend after putting on an "amateurish" performance in Washington.

Khan surrendered the WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles on a split decision, having been docked two points by referee Joe Cooper for pushing. A rematch has been pencilled in for March next year, forcing Khan to delay his scheduled move into the welterweight division.

His first bout at 147lbs was expected to be against Brook, but Khan has said in recent months that he has no interest in fighting the unbeaten Brit. Nonetheless, Brook is confident that the clash will materialise at some point.

"I thought, with the points getting taken off him, he did lose the fight," Brook told boxingscene.com. "He was amateurish, flurrying and not really placing his shots. He was like a chicken in some stages, running around. I think we're going to fight down the line. I think later now, because he's got a rematch."

Brook makes his American debut against Luis Galarza on Saturday on the undercard of Carl Froch's unification fight against Andre Ward.

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