Kell Brook has called Amir Khan’s bluff regarding a potential grudge fight between the pair – telling his British rival: “It’s not about money for me.”
The calls for Khan to finally settle his long-running feud with Sheffield’s Brook have grown stronger in the last few days, but the Bolton fighter insists he has more pressing issues.
While Khan is keen to meet the IBF welterweight champion “one day”, he added he would be keen on a winner-takes-all fight.
Brook, though, is unfazed and said: “It’s not about money for me. It’s about everywhere I go, (people asking) ‘when are you going to fight him?’.
“It’s public demand now. I think that he’s getting forced in to this fight if he gets in.”
Brook defended his world title with a four-round demolition job of mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan over the weekend and is supremely confident he could do a similar job on Khan, whose much-maligned chin is still considered to be a major weakness.
Khan, though, is chasing a showdown with the winner of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao super-fight and had says Brook will have to wait.
“I’d love to fight Kell Brook – I’d give him so much of a beating that it could end up being his last fight,” said Khan told Sky Sports.
“Maybe he wants it because he knows that one fight against me will financially secure him for the rest of his life.”