The two-time world champion, the Englishman Amir khan, launched a challenge to his compatriot and also former world champion, Kell brook, for a fight in 2021.
“I think with Kell brook, who has always been talking, I think now I will put him in his place, “he said Khan to the Khaleej times in an exclusive interview. “I think it is time to put him in his place and shut him up forever.”
A fight between the two has always been on the table, for being both English and sellers in their country. However, for various reasons, the fight has never materialized. Khan He brought up the subject again recently and it has sparked interest from fans.
It remains to wait if Kell brook respond to this challenge of Amir khan and even better, if both parties manage to agree to make this fight a reality for next year.
In his last fight on July 12, 2019, Khan defeated by knockout in 4 episodes Billy Dib, while Brook has just been defeated on the fast track in the same number of episodes at the hands of Terence crawford.
Retirement is not an option for Amir Khan
“No, no, the gloves are still on,” he said. Khan when asked if he was considering retiring. “I’m thinking about fighting probably next year. This year was a bit bad for everyone. And boxing was off. They wanted to fight behind closed doors. I didn’t really feel like I could motivate myself, but hopefully if it opens to the public next year, we can make something happen. I want to fight again around March or April and there are so many names out there, there are so many agreements on the table, also in the Middle East. So let’s see how that plays out. ‘
At 34 years of age, the career of Khan it could be coming to an end sooner rather than later. That is why the British wants to make the most of the time he has left.
“I still enjoy sports. Honestly, I’d be lost without him. I love waking up in the morning, training, running. My life revolves around boxing and I never thought of retiring. It’s hard for me to get away from that, ”he added.
Your work as a WBC emissary to the Middle East
Khan, who is the president of the newly formed Middle East World Boxing Council, He was in Dubai to support the initiative Rising Stars through WBC Cares and the Amir Khan Foundation.
Amir, born in England but of Pakistani descent, has always had in mind to develop boxing in the Middle East. And this is your opportunity to help the region as much as you can and the boxers that it has given.
Through the CMB Middle East and its administration, Amir khan has as a clear goal to bring the best of boxing to the big locations.
“By becoming the president of the World Boxing Council of the Middle East, now I have the opportunity to organize events here, bring the most important events here in the Middle East area. We know that great events are happening in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Formula One. So there are other big events happening here, why not boxing? So, Mauricio Sulaiman, the president of the World Boxing Council, said you can take over the Middle East area and hopefully we can develop boxing around here. With my new role, I can help promote boxing in the Middle East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia) and also help bring in the next champion because we’ve never had a champion from the Middle East. So why not produce a champion with the help of the CMB? ”, He concluded Khan.