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article imageWhy Amir Khan rejected fight against Kell Brook

By Leo Reyes     Dec 21, 2014 in Sports
British boxing star Amir has rejected the proposed fight against fellow British boxer Kell Brook saying the unbeaten rising star from Sheffield, England, is disrespectful and not yet on his level.
"He's not on my level...To be honest with you, I won't even fight him because he's very disrespectful...if he was cool and he was being respectful, I would, but I'm not going to bother fighting him," stated former jr. welterweight champion Amir Khan, who made it clear that he has not plans of fighting IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook", Khan said in this video interview.
Khan, who secured his fourth straight win with a convincing victory over Devon Alexander at the MGM Grand two weeks ago, is pursuing a lucrative fight against Floyd Mayweather.
"I'm looking at the biggest names in boxing. Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, I think that's where I belong.
Khan has argued that he has done enough to deserve a shot at Mayweather after three unanimous decision victories and a TKO win against Carlos Molina in 2012
The former Olympic silver medalist lost to Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson prior to his four-fight straight victories.
But Mayweather has stated during the recent WBC convention that Khan isn't on his level yet and still relatively unknown.
"The other night I think he did 4,000 [attendance], so, Amir Khan, his name holds no weight," Mayweather said at the World Boxing Council convention. "No one knows who Amir Khan is, except for people who are involved in boxing.
"My focus is Manny Pacquiao. Let's make it happen," Mayweather added.
Still, Pacquiao and Mayweather have not made substantial progress in their talks following Mayweather's announcement that he has decided to face Pacquiao in the ring on May 2.
Khan said he will pursue a fight against Pacquiao after knowing Mayweather's rejection of his offer to fight.
Mayweather and Pacquiao have yet to agree on certain terms of their proposed fight contract with timing and venue as pending matters that need to be addressed.
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