IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook wants to face Amir Khan at Wembley Stadium in the summer of 2016 and has urged his fellow Briton to abandon attempts to face Danny Garcia or Robert Guerrero. Garcia and Guerrero will face off for the vacant WBC title this weekend, with Khan the mandatory challenger for the belt.
The Bolton-born boxer is hopeful Garcia prevails so he can avenge his defeat to the American in 2012 as he strives to become a world champion again. Khan has not fought since May 2015 after seeing attempts to fight both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fail.
Brook, who withdrew from facing Diego Chaves last October with a rib injury, will defend his own world title in March against challenger Kevin Bizier. However, he is already looking ahead of his third title defence, and wants a meeting with Khan later in the year. The Sheffield-born fighter believes the purse on offer for the all-British clash will eclipse that proposed by either Garcia or Guerrero.
"He has been chasing the [Floyd] Mayweather fight, the [Manny] Pacquiao fight didn't happen," Brook told Sky Sports. "Garcia, a guy who has already knocked him out, if he fights him it will probably be for half the amount of money than for fighting me. We've got history, we don't like each other.
"Eighty thousand people at Wembley in the summer – it doesn't get any better than that. If he dislikes me that much he's got a chance to punch me in the face in the summer. Let's make it happen for the fans.
"He's got nowhere else to run, he's running everywhere else bar me. I've got a world title and I am ready to defend it in the summer. If he fights Garcia then good luck to him but I know that I will be fighting a big name in the summer after I have dealt with Kevin Bizier so that is where we stand with that."
Khan is next in line for a shot at the WBC title and will await the result of the Garcia-Guerrero fight before confirming his plans for the rest of the calendar year. The Olympic silver medallist was stopped by Garcia four years ago and wants a chance to make amends for the loss.
"Opponent-wise we don't know any names, we're looking at a few at the moment," he said on his Facebook page. "I've got a few options. Danny Garcia is fighting for the WBC title. Even though I'm the No 1 [ranked], he's got the opportunity to fight for it, him being the No 2.
"I think I'll get my chance to win that title against him and have that rematch which I've been looking forward to for a long, long time. I'd quite like that to happen this summer. If he wins that is, I'll beat the winner of Guerrero-Garcia."