Amir Khan sends classy message to Kell Brook ahead of Terence Crawford fight as he puts rivalry aside and encourages fellow Brit to ‘stop his reign’
Amir Khan has sent a positive message of encouragement to his old rival Kell Brook ahead of the Sheffield man’s fight with Terence Crawford next weekend.
America’s pound-for-pound star successfully defended his WBO welterweight title against Khan last year, stopping him in round six.
Now, Brook is set to challenge Crawford and is a big underdog.
The two Brits have been rivals for the past decade, though never settled their differences in the ring.
Brook recently fired an insult in Khan’s direction regarding Amir’s controversial low-blow stoppage defeat to Crawford.
He told Sky: “I’ll give it my all, I won’t be looking for no way out.”
Rather than respond bitterly, Khan told Seconds Out: “I know he’s got his hands full against Terence Crawford.
“I wish him nothing but the best, I wish Kell all the very best, go out there and put a stop to his reign. And he can do that.
“Kell’s a good fighter and I’ve always respected him.
“Look, as a Brit, we have to support our own fighters and we have to support each other.
“Even though we’ve not looked eye to eye for many years, end of the day, I am gonna be rooting for him.”