Kell Brook: 'I'd destroy Amir Khan'


Amir Khan returned to boxing after an absence of almost two years with a 40 second knockout of Phil Lo Greco in Liverpool Saturday night.

Khan, fighting for the first time in two years, first dropped Canada's Lo Greco after just 13 seconds.

Khan had not fought since a knockout loss to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in May 2016, but showed no lingering mental scars as he ruthlessly attacked Lo Greco from the opening bell. "I want to become a world champion hopefully this year or next year". Khan declared that a fight with his Sheffield foe Kell Brook "could happen down the line", but that this summer he favoured a fight with the Americans Adrien Broner or Danny Garcia in a stadium in the United Kingdom.

It was simply a case of wrong place, wrong time for Lo Greco as Khan was in no mood to play and wanted to prove he still has the skills to compete with the best around at 147 pounds. I want to fight the best guys.

The 28-year-old has been a world champion in four different weight categories and is renowned for both his talent and proneness to controversy in equal measure.

"I'd like to fight [Adrien] Broner".

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"He's just run off, he doesn't want the fight. He's going to be fighting tonight so it would be nice to see the victor of him and [Jesse] Vargas, I think that would be a good fight at 147lb".

Khan said: "I will fight Kell Brook and I will beat Kell Brook".

"Khan is back", Khan said afterward in the ring.

"I want to say a big thank you to Liverpool, they were great tonight", Khan told Sky Sports. That fight I'm not rushing and I'm not running away from.

With his reflexes and quickness seemingly unaffected by the time away, Khan is back to contender status, with only the weight stipulation a sticking point for an encounter with Brook. This is where me and Eddie need to sit down with Kell's team.