Boxing: Amir Khan open to Wembley clash


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Bolton’s Amir Khan has claimed that he and Kell Brook could sell out Wembley Stadium if they meet in the near future.

The 30-year-old has continued to be linked with an all-British showdown against Brook, but a fight has never been agreed.

The former world champion has not fought since losing to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last May when the Mexican secured a brutal knockout victory.

Khan had decided to step up to middleweight for the clash and his career is now at a crossroads once again.

He continues to chase a big fight, but Brook has accused him of running in the past.

A potential fight could materialise later this year if Brook beats Error Spence Jr at Bramall Lane on Saturday as he defends his IBF welterweight title.

After watching Anthony Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko last month, Khan now claims he and Brook could meet at the famous national stadium.

He told Sky Sports: “There are very few fighters from this country that could fill Wembley, and I’m definitely one of them.

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. “Come back to Britain, put on a big show, and beat someone like Kell in a rivalry fight.

Who is number one in the division in the UK? People don’t know who to pick, so let’s prove it.”

Brook is priced at 2.50 to win this weekend, with the draw 26.00, Spence is the 1.53 favourite with Dafabet.

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