Amir Khan Reveals Why He Snubbed Kell Brook For Terence Crawford

Amir Khan Reveals Why He Snubbed Kell Brook For Terence Crawford

It will be an entertaining and competitive fight. Khan has also headlined numerous pay-per-view fights in the United Kingdom.

The reality is that while Errol Spence, the IBF belt-holder, and the rest of the PBC welterweights engage in their round-robin matchups against one another, Crawford not only needs opponents, he also needs challengers who are easily identifiable to the masses as Top Rank begins to build its case to negotiate a fight down the line with Spence. "We know what Terence is going to do and I see it like that".

"I saw a comment coming from Brook himself, saying "a lot of people after seeing my performance against Michael Zerafa will come out of the woodwork".

"The decision as to fighting Kell Brook or Crawford has been one of the most hard decisions of my career to date", Khan said. I am fully motivated and ready for the best training camp of my life.

"Amir Khan's still unsafe, still fast, still got the experience, been a welterweight longer than me".

He's killing the fight, he couldn't even sell out his hometown arena when he fought in Sheffield - that's one thing that's wrong.

"He's a gutsy fighter with skills of the top level; a master boxer with very, very fast hands. I believe it will be a fascinating and dramatic matchup".

"Showcasing Crawford-Khan as the first pay-per-view event under the Top Rank on ESPN banner is truly a cause for celebration".

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"The only fight we lost together was against Canelo (Saul Alvarez, the Mexican middleweight); the bigger, stronger guy, but I was out-boxing him until he caught me. This is what boxing needs, more big-name showdowns, and this fight is a flawless example of the vision that we had when we teamed up with Top Rank", added ESPN Executive Vice President, Programming and Scheduling, Burke Magnus.

He previously went with Joe Goossen for his last two bouts because Hunter fell ill, now that Virgil is better Khan felt it was only right to return to his former trainer who helped improve his counter punching abilities.

He picked up the title against Jeff Horn and successfully defended his WBO strap versus Jose Benavidez Jr in his last outing.

The 2004 Olympic silver medallist said: "For my legacy it is a great fight". He won the WBA super lightweight world title on July 18, 2009, outclassing Andreas Kotelnik to win a unanimous decision. He's often come up short in big fights, however, and was avoided by Floyd Mayweather when the then pound for pound king instead chose to face Marcos Maidana in 2014.

"Against Vargas and Lo Greco it was hard to motivate myself".

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