British boxer Amir Khan wants the fight with fellow countryman Kell Brook to happen but has revealed that if the clash takes place it should be in the welterweight category. The British-born fighter, who is of Pakistani origin, has been linked to a fight with Brook however nothing has been confirmed on that front.
Brook recently lashed out at Khan calling for him to stop talking and fight him while also mocking him with the nickname "Amir Kardashian." However, Khan on his part has refuted suggestions that he is unwilling to fight, claiming that the fight is something that he is looking forward to.
"I think that fight could happen next year. I want it to happen and I want it to happen at 147lbs. We both went up two weight divisions this year and we both didn't win. We should box at welterweight to finally see who the man is", Khan said, as quoted by The Sun.
"My body frame is not built for light-middle or middleweight. It wasn't healthy for me. Welterweight suits me and it's where Brook won his world title, so that's where we should do it."
Khan's foray into the middleweight category did not go to well as he was knocked out by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in the sixth round of their clash at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on 7 May. Similarly, Brook's jump to the middleweight category ended in the fifth round against International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Championship (WBC) title holder Gennady Golovkin.
The 30-year-old is currently recovering from a hand surgery and has indicated that he will return only once it has properly healed which is most probably early next year.