Amir Khan has again stated Kell Brook won’t get his big domestic any time soon, citing a lack of respect from his camp.
But the Bolton fighter then lashed out in his own vitriol against Sheffield’s world champion - seemingly not afraid to show disrespect himself.
“I am not fighting Kell Brook and that’s the end of it. Eddie Hearn and Kell has been very disrespectful, trying to fool the public, using my name to keep his fighter relevant in the media,” Khan said to The National news organisation.
“What has Kell done? He’s fought bums his entire career, went to the US, won a fight against Shawn Porter, which was a very close fight and many thought he lost that fight.
“He is fighting unknown fighters like Jo Jo Dan and Frankie Gavin, and I am fighting top 10 fighters and world champions. Why should I give him a pay day?
“Our fight will only happen if he goes on and fights two or three top boxers and beats them, then I am here and he will get his fight.”
Brook’s next fight is likely to be on September 12 against former champion Brandon Rios in London.
Khan is still pursuing a date with WBC/WBO/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr on the same night.
n Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya claims he is “very serious” about making a return to the ring at the age of 42.
Since retiring, De La Hoya has become a boxing promoter but has also battled alcohol and drugs addictions.