Amir Khan has ruled out any possibility of taking on fellow Briton and IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, insisting that facing the unbeaten Sheffield puncher ‘is not an option’.
Khan, who was systematically broken down and ko’d by WBC middleweight champ Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas last weekend in a 155lbs catchweight bout, announced he will return to welterweight but it will not against Brook.
Speaking to Sky Sports Khan said: "I’m not even thinking about him(Brook), to be honest with you.
"We’ve got other plans. We’re going to go back to the drawing board with Virgil Hunter, Al Haymon and my team. I spoke to them and he’s not one of the names we’re looking at so it’s not an option.
"We’re looking at a few other names. We’re going to announce something in the next couple of months. I’m going to take some time off and not think about boxing.
"I would love to do that [ko Brook] but because he talks so much, I just don’t want to give him that opportunity and that chance. I’m fighting the best people in the world, the biggest names in boxing.
Since being taken out by Alvarez on Saturday night Khan has had time to reflect on his decision to move up two weight classes
“I think I jumped too far and I should have stayed in my own weight division. The 147lb division is my division, which I’m very comfortable at. I’m going to stay at it and not move up. I thought I’d give it a try against a very tough guy. Canelo is a big guy - he must have been about 180lbs in that fight. The weight advantage was just too much."
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May 10, 2016