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Brook: ‘I want to retire Amir Khan’


HAVING COMFORTABLY won his final world title eliminator on Saturday (October 20), welterweight Kell Brook wants an all-British clash with bitter rival Amir Khan.

Brook, 26, stopped Hector Saldivia in the third round in front of his home crowd at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield and is now the number one contender for the IBF belt.

Saturday’s victory should mean that Brook, nicknamed ‘Special K’, will fight IBF titleholder Devon Alexander early next year.

However, Brook – who has an unbeaten record of 29 wins (19 K.Os) to his name – stated that he has a score to settle with former light-welterweight world champion Khan.

He told Talksport: “It will always be unfinished business [if I don't face Khan]. With me and him it's personal and I'm passionate about that fight. I'm passionate about knocking Amir Khan out.

“We were on Ringside the other night and there is something about him which really gets to me. People having been talking about me and him for years and I just want to retire him.”

Brook added: “He's distasteful with some of the things he says. I just want to take him out. I think it's going to be a blockbuster for the fans. He only fights in America but I'd love to fight in a big stadium over here. If we can make that happen I'm sure I can take him out.”

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