Amir Khan eyeing Adrien Broner over Kell Brook for his next fight

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Amir Khan thinks there’s extra probability of going through Adrien Broner than Kell Brook subsequent.

After wiping out Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds Saturday to finish a hoop exile of almost two years, Khan, 31, needs to maintain lively and finally has eyes on profitable a world welterweight title.

Combating Brook, 31, could be a giant occasion within the UK, however Khan’s English rival has stepped as much as super-welterweight after dropping the IBF world welterweight title to American Errol Spence in Could final 12 months.

Khan (32-Four, 20 KOs), from Bolton, fancies a battle with American Broner (33-Three-1, 24 KOs), 28, who drew with Jessie Vargas additionally on Saturday.

“I’d like Broner, Broner is a big name,” Khan stated. “That might be an excellent battle to deliver him to the UK. Now the UK market is huge and fighters from America need to come right here.

“That might be a title battle and I actually would really like that battle. I feel he would take the battle.”

Brook was ringside for Khan’s comeback and the 2 exchanged phrases within the ring after — however a conflict between the pair nonetheless appears a way off. Eddie Hearn, who promotes each boxers, tried to make a conflict between the 2 English rivals for the summers of 2016 and 2017.

Hearn is determined to make the battle, which is maybe the largest in British boxing exterior of world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua boxing on dwelling soil. However Khan insists any battle with Brook (37-2, 26 KOs) have to be at welterweight.

“Hundred per cent, it needs to be at 147 [pounds] if it may occur,” Khan added. “I need to win a world title at this weight. There are huge names on this division, so positively, if Kell needs it, let’s do it at 147.”



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