Amir Khan has surprisingly backed longtime rival Kell Brook to unseat recent conqueror Terence Crawford, and also provided insight into the Canelo/Golden Boy split
In a classy and borderline shocking move, Amir Khan has backed longtime rival Kell Brook to, on November 14, unseat WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who defeated the Olympic silver medallist and former unified 140lb king last year.
The Khan vs Brook feud has yet to lead to an in-ring showdown but has often proved bitter over the years, particularly from the Sheffield man’s side, but on the eve of Kell’s biggest fight in many years, hope and encouragement have come from the most unlikely source.
"I know he’s got his hands full against Terence Crawford," said Khan in a fascinating interview with our YouTube channel. "I wish Kell nothing but the best, I wish him the very best, to go out there and out a stop to his reign. And he can do that, Kell’s a good fighter and I’ve always respected him. Look, as a Brit, we have to support our own fighters and we have to support each other. Even though we’ve not looked eye to eye for many years, end of the day I am gonna be rooting for him."
Khan also discussed the split between Canelo Alvarez and Golden Boy Promotions, his new role as President of WBC Middle East and his own fistic future.