There’s a huge split in opinion about the UK’s Two weight former World Champion and Olympic Silver medalist.
Among the boxing community he is considered one of the most gifted and most underrated fighters the country has produced.
With wins over Antonio Barrera, Marcus Maidana and more recently Devon Alexander to name a few, Khan has proved several times that he certainly belongs at the top tier of the sport.
On the other hand his 3 KO losses against Braidis Prescott, Danny Garcia and the recent brutal 1 punch finish from Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez have given Amir the reputation as Chinny.
Eddie Hearn of Matchroom sport has guided his welterweight fighter Kell Brook to a world title and a string of defences live on Sky Sports and the general public have been demanding a showdown between Khan and Brook for some time now.
Kell Brook’s against the odds win on points against Shawn Porter is his only real test at the highest level and his opponents since are almost laughable. Yet still his following and those who believe the hype that Hearn sells seem to believe that the Sheffield fighter has proved himself to be an elite welterweight and that he would join the growing band of brothers who have stopped Khan if they were to meet.
Khan’s stock has actually grown in defeat by being in such a high profile defeat as many believe he should have been comfortably ahead on the cards up until the point he hit the canvas.
I believe that Khan will more likely execute his right as mandatory challenger for the WBC welterweight title against Danny Garcia and attempt retribution for his loss to the undefeated Peurto Rican.
I don’t think Khan will have any warm up fights to get ready for another big name opponent. He will likely hold out for the big money fight.
He has publicly said he will not fight Brook but should Brook get a high profile win in the next 12 months and get the credit for himself, then i believe a huge showdown with Khan at Wembley stadium will happen as the money will be too much for Khan to turn down.