British boxer Amir Khan has confirmed that the fight against fellow countryman Kell Brook will never happen as he recovers from his loss against Sual 'Canelo' Alvarez. The 29-year-old was knocked out in the sixth round of their world middleweight bout which saw Mexican Alvarez retain his WBC crown.
Khan has spoken of his desire to take on WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia who he lost to in 2012, but that match is unlikely to happen considering Garcia will be Floyd Mayweather's first choice should he make a comeback from retirement.
"Eddie Hearn (Brook's promoter) can keep saying that he's massive, he's this, he's that, he's a big name but he's not. I respect him, he's got a world title, but I want to fight the biggest names. These are the last few years of my career. I want to maximize it and leave a great legacy behind," he said as quoted by Sky Sports.
The Olympic silver medallist is not a fan of Brook, and despite the latter winning the World title in 2014, he has admitted that he does not like him.
"I don't think that fight will happen, I'll give that a miss. He's on his route, I'm on my route and we just don't agree with each other. Basically I don't like him and I'm not going to give him the fight."
The Pakistani-born British national is still keen to fight the big names in his sport, and is adamant he will not settle for anything less than the best. Khan is keen to fight someone in his own weight division, but it will be sometime before he will be seen in the ring.
"I'd like to fight in England, but I'm thinking of bringing big names (like Miguel Cotto) here. That'd be amazing, wouldn't it? Garica definitely is on top of the list, it's the easiest one to make, and it'd be a great fight for me, someone my own weight."
"(Timothy Bradley) would be an amazing fight; (Manny) Pacquiao would be an amazing fight. For sure (Pacquiao will fight again).