Kell Brook is going to be put in his place, says Amir Khan. The two of them might be facing each other in the summer at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Khan is coming off of a bad knockout loss to Saul Canelo Alvarez, and Brook was beaten down by middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin last September.
Of the two, Khan did the far better job of getting the better of Canelo through four rounds. With Brook, he really didn’t do much other than win the 2nd round, and lost rounds 1, 3, 4 and 5. The judges in that fight scored it 3 rounds to 1 for Brook, and 2 rounds a piece. It appears the judges were listening to the crowd, because Brook did not win two or three rounds against Golovkin.
Khan said this to Fighthype.com about his plans for the Brook fight:
“He needs to be put in his place,” said Khan about Brook. “He talks a lot. He’ getting knocked out; that’s what he needs,” said Khan.
There are a couple of question marks for Khan going into a likely PPV fight against Brook on Sky Box Office in 2017. Above all, will Khan’s chin hold up from the occasional big shots he’ll be hit with by Brook? I don’t see Khan getting hit a lot, but he’s going to get hit some in the fight. If Khan’s chin doesn’t hold up, then he’s going to be in trouble. Khan was knocked out cold by Saul Canelo Alvarez last May.
With that kind of knockout, he might not be the same. Khan’s stamina is also a question mark. He’s run out of gas in his last two fights against Canelo and Chris Algieri. Khan beat Algieri, but it was a close one for him. If Khan doesn’t fix his stamina issues, it probably won’t matter how good his chin is. He’s going to get beaten by Brook one way or another.
“That fight makes sense for both of us. Let’s make it a big fight now. Kell wants it and I want it. We are in talks and let’s make it happen now,” said Khan to skysports.com about the Brook fight. I’m not going to disrespect Kell. He put up a great fight against Golovkin, who is a tough guy a lot of people are scared of. Kell gave it his best – obviously he fell short but at the end of the day he is a great fighter. Boxing is all about the best fighting the best.”
I think both Khan and Brook are guys that have very little time left at the top of the sport. Khan is arguably already washed up, and Brook might be as well after the beating he took from Golovkin and his subsequent eye injury he suffered in that fight.