British boxer Amir Khan has revealed that his future in boxing lies in the catchweight of 147 pounds and that he is most comfortable fighting in that weight category. Khan has been linked to a much-anticipated clash with fellow countryman Kell Brook though nothing on that front has been confirmed as yet.
Brook is apparently mulling on increasing his weight class from 147 to 154 pounds following his defeat at the hands of Gennady Golovkin on 10 September at the O2 Arena in London. The Brit headed to the middleweight category but was unable to go past Golovkin, losing in the fifth round which ensured that the Kazakh retained his International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Championship (WBC) middleweight titles.
Khan, who has a mandatory fight against Errol Spence in front of him, is keen to fight Brook but only if the fighter decides to remain at welterweight category.
"I think I'd be more comfortable at 147. With the money that's going to be on the table, Brook should consider at least one more fight at 147. I think he'd want to take a fight with me. But if it happens, it would have to happen at 147 to be honest. That's where I'm comfortable. I am interested in that fight so that's where it would be. 147 would be better for me", said Khan to world boxing news.
The 30-year-old who has been out of action since suffering a sixth round knockout loss at the hands of "Saul Canelo Alvarez" earlier this May is currently recovering from a hand surgery and has confirmed that he will return only once it has healed which in all probability will be early next year.
The Brit has in the past expressed a desire to fight Brook claiming that a fight between the two would not only be huge in England but also be big globally.