TwitterFacebook

Amir Khan targets summer return against Adrien Broner before grudge match against Kell Brook

Anthony Cocks

Australian-based boxing journalist Anthony Cocks has been covering the sport for over 15 years for various print and online publications. He refuses to believe that Roberto Duran ever lost to Tommy Hearns and says that Jeff Fenech would destroy Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali on the same night.

Follow Anthony Cocks on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

Amir Khan has revealed he is open to the idea of a fight against American Adrien Broner this summer ahead of a match-up with domestic rival Kell Brook.

Khan, 31, moved to 32-4 (20) on the weekend with a 0:39 second demolition of Canadian Phil Lo Greco 28-4 (15) at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday night. The fight was contested at 150-pounds.

“Broner is a big name,” Khan told the Manchester Evening News. “That would be a great fight. To bring him to the UK, now the UK market is massive where fighters from America want to come here.

See Also

“That could be a title fight and I really would like that fight. I think he would take the fight.”

Cincinnati’s Broner 33-3-1 (24) also fought at the weekend, settling for a majority draw against former WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas 28-2-1 (10) at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn.

Broner, who has won versions of world titles in four different weight classes, was originally scheduled to fight Omar Figueroa Jr in a WBC junior welterweight eliminator but Figueroa was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury. The Broner-Vargas bout was fought at the catchweight of 144-pounds.

Despite weighing in at 150-pounds for the Lo Greco fight, Khan is insisting that a fight against Brook 37-2 (26) must take place at welterweight. Brook has only fought at 147-pounds once in the past two years, an eleventh round TKO loss to Errol Spence Jr in a fight for the IBF welterweight title in May last year.

“Now we can talk about that fight,” said Khan. “Now me and Eddie can sit down and talk about that fight.

“Let’s see if we can make the fight. Let’s see if he can make the weight because 150 was the weight I did for this fight, but I really wanted it for 147. Hundred per cent, it has to be at 147 if it’s going to happen.

“I want to win a world title at this weight. There are big names in this division, so definitely, if Kell wants it, let’s do it at 147.”

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Adrien Broner says he gains nothing from beating Devin Haney

Adrien Broner says he gains nothing from beating Devin Haney

You never really know what’s going on in the mind of Adrien Broner, but the fact is he remains a huge draw in the sport of boxing. The 31-year old fighter recently sat down with Brian Custer to discuss several topics related to his career. Bron…

Vasiliy Lomachenko promises to bring the pain against Teofimo Lopez

Vasiliy Lomachenko promises to bring the pain against Teofimo Lopez

WBA and WBO lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko 14-1 (10) has warned IBF 135-pound titleholder Teofimo Lopez 15-0 (12) that he had better be ready to back up his words when the pair meet at ‘The Bubble’ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oc…

Jeison Rosario ready for epic war against Jermell Charlo on…

Jeison Rosario ready for epic war against Jermell Charlo on Saturday night

WBA and IBF junior middleweight champion Jeison Rosario 20-1-1 (14) says he is ready for war when he clashes with WBC 154-pound champion Jermell Charlo 33-1 (17) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday night live on Showtime …

Aaron Alameda relishing underdog status ahead of Luis Nery bout

Aaron Alameda relishing underdog status ahead of Luis Nery bout

Undefeated super bantamweight Aaron Alameda 25-0 (13) is confident he can spring the upset when he meets former world champion Luis Nery 30-0 (24) for the vacant WBC title at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday night. The…

Ruben Villa ready for world title shot against Emanuel Navarrete

Ruben Villa ready for world title shot against Emanuel Navarrete

WBO number two ranked featherweight Ruben Villa 18-0 (5) is confident he has the measure of former WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel Navarrete 32-1 (28) ahead of the clash for the vacant WBO 126-pound title at ‘The Bubble’ at the MM Grand in La…

Sergiy Derevyanchenko plans to force the action against Jermall Charlo

Sergiy Derevyanchenko plans to force the action against Jermall Charlo

WBC number one contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko 13-2 (10) has promised to make it an inside fight when he faces WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo 30-0 (22) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday night. “I’ll definit…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US