Amir Khan targets Wembley bout with Kell Brook

A fight between the domestic rivals has long been speculated

Amir Khan targets Wembley bout with Kell Brook

Amir Khan. Picture by: John Walton/PA Archive/PA Images

Amir Khan is targeting a bout with domestic rival Kell Brook which he hopes will fill Wembley Stadium.

Brook is due to defend his IBF welterweight title at a sold-out Bramall Lane in Sheffield when he takes on Errol Spence Junior this Saturday.

The recent blockbuster heavyweight scrap between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko appears to have whetted Khan's appetite to fight his domestic rival.  

90,000 fans crammed into the iconic venue and witnessed one of the best heavyweight fights in over a decade and the Bolton native believes he could do something similar.


Saul Alvarez knocks-out Amir Khan. Picture by: Marcel Thomas/Zuma Press/PA Images

There are very few fighters from this country that could fill Wembley, and I'm definitely one of them," he told Sky Sports. "Kell Brook would be a fight that everyone wants to see.

"I've been selling out arenas since I was 21-years-old when I first started topping bills. I was a pay-per-view fighter when I was 20."

The former Olympian has amassed a professional record of 31-4 but has suffered some devastating knock-out defeats along the way. 

Breidis Prescott derailed Khan's surge to the top of the boxing world when he stopped him in spectacular fashion in the first round of their 2008 fight.

He also suffered upset losses to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia during his career. Khan hasn't fought since being knock-out by Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas last May.  

Brook is also coming off a loss but he did move up two weight divisions to take on arguably the most feared fighter on the planet - the unified middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin. 

A win for Brook is a must this weekend if there is to be momentum heading into a fight with Khan later this year. 

Khan has been chasing a super-fight with either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao for quite some time but to no avail and has only warmed to the idea of facing Brook recently.