Brook vs Khan: Who wins if the British rivals finally meet?

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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.

Fighting at 150 pounds at the weekend, the same weight could be a starting point for Khan as Brook has only just moved up and should still be able to get somewhere near his old poundage.

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.

Khan, however, added: "I want to fight the best guys".


"The weight is an issue with Kell, I'm a 147lb fighter".

After the fight, Khan challenged English rival Kell Brook. "I wanted to prove a point coming back", he told the BBC. "Amir, all the fans want the fight, I want the fight", Brook said.

But an unimpressed Brook said: "He doesn't want the fight, he just ran off".

The plan now seems to get both fighters out in similar level outings in June or July before a deal is thrashed out for a fight towards the end of the year. That fight I'm not rushing and I'm not running away from. Promoter Eddie Hearn admits it will be a complex fight to negotiate and sign, though the Matchroom Sport boxing chief is optimistic it will eventually take place. Kell Brook has been living off my name for a long time. I trained for a 12-round fight. "I'm two years out of the ring but I'm back with a big bang". Khan's defensive vulnerabilities - against his effectiveness as an attacking fighter with arguably the fastest hand speed in the sport - intrigues both the boxing aficionado and the wider sporting public and, at this stage, bad boy Broner would make a flawless summer opponent, if it is not to be Brook.

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