AMIR KHAN is set to snub Kell Brook AGAIN to take on the undefeated American Terence Crawford.
Talks between the Brit rivals have been going on for six excruciating years – and it was set to be finalised this month.
Reuters12 Khan looked set to face Brook – a rival he has been feuding with for six years
Lawrence Lustig12 Brook mas moved up to super-welterweight, one division above Khan
Eddie Hearn, who promotes both Khan and Brook, said last week that the welterweights owe it to the British fight fans and that “there’s no excuse why that fight shouldn’t happen.”
But Khan, 31, admitted he not may wait for Brook and instead lock horns with pound-for-pound star Crawford.
He said: “If Brook doesn’t happen because of the weight then it doesn’t happen.
“I’ve said what I’ve wanted, and if the split is right and financially it makes sense then 100% I will take the fight. But I only want to take the fight if I can gain from it.
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Mark Robinson12 Khan with trainer Joe Goossen
REUTERS12 Brook beat Sergey Rabchenko in his last fight in March
“I’ve just been offered a big deal with good money to fight in America against a tougher fighter, a bigger name. I was quite surprised myself but when it came I am obviously going to look at all avenues.
"If it is to be something like Crawford then it has to be done in the [next] 10 days, two weeks, definitely.
“Do I stick with the Kell Brook fight –which I know will always be there- or do I take this next big fight, which might not be there for me.
“They’re both great fights but the person in America is a bigger fight, a bigger name – not in Britain but around the world. And it’s probably a tougher fight and it would put you straight in the pound-for-pound rankings.