Brook issues challenge to Khan

Published: Sunday 29th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Kell Brook defended his IBF welterweight title in Sheffield on Saturday night and then stepped up his bid to face Amir Khan.

Sheffield’s Brook thrilled his home city with a fourth-round stoppage of Romanian Jo Jo Dan, crowning his comeback from a life-threatening stabbing in Tenerife last summer.

It was Brook’s first fight since beating Shawn Porter to win the world strap he had long coveted, and he left the baying crowd in little doubt as to who he wants next.

“If you’re watching, come and get in this ring with me,” Brook told Khan. Promoter Eddie Hearn added that Wembley Stadium was free for the pair on June 13.

Speaking about the fight, which saw him floor Dan four times, Brook said: “I t was truly amazing to walk out in front of all my fans and I didn’t think I would ever box again. Here I am filling arenas. I can’t put into words how much it means to be back and defending a world title. It means everything to me.

“It was hard there holding it together and seeing everyone there on their phones. This is where I belong and I’m sorry that I kept you waiting but I hope you had a good night and enjoyed world championship boxing. I’m back baby.

“I caught him with some good clean shots but he kept getting back up. I’ve been out for a while. There’s much more to come from me. That’s just to knock the cobwebs off and I will be back out in June in a massive fight. I’m back.”

On his leg, which was badly damaged in the stabbing, he added: ” The leg feels fine. The leg feels as good as the other leg. There is no problem with the leg.”

Published: Sunday 29th March 2015 by The News Editor

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