International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight champion Kell Brook believes that fellow countryman Amir Khan needs to leave the boxing world and vows to end the boxer's career if they clash in the ring.
Promoter Eddie Hearn recently revealed that both the sides are keen for a clash, with Old Trafford said to be a potential venue. In the past, both Brook and Khan have come out and expressed willingness to fight but nothing has come up on that front so far.
Brook who stepped up to the middleweight from the welterweight category in his most recent outing to fight IBF and WBC champion Gennady Golovkin struggled against his opponent, losing in the fifth round at the O2 Arena in London. Despite his loss, the Brit is confident of beating Khan and said he was ready to fight whenever he was ready.
"We need to get that drama queen signed up and get rid of him for good. I'm ready to sign. I'm ready to do the job, get in there and end his career. He needs to be gone from boxing to be honest and I'm the man to do it", said Brook to Talksport.
Khan too is coming off a loss in his most recent fight, where he was dominated by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez who knocked him out in the sixth round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 7 May. The 30-year-old who jumped two weight divisions to fight at a catch weight of 155lbs has been out of action since the fight and is currently recovering from a hand surgery.
"He has got nowhere else to go. It is the biggest fight money-wise at this level. They are all going to be hard fights so why not take a dangerous fight for the most amount of money. He has obviously been in some big fights and he needs this kind of fight to get him up in the morning. It's the same for me. I am ready to go anywhere."