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Mayweather and Pacquiao top my hit list, says Amir Khan

By Robert Jones

Amir Khan has told Kell Brook he must wait for a domestic superfight as he continues to target a showdown with Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao.

Khan is set to name his next opponent in the coming days with pressure building on him to face Brook, who defended his IBF welterweight title in impressive style on Saturday with a fourth-round stoppage of Romania's Jo Jo Dan. While Khan is open to a possible clash, he still has his sights set on Mayweather or Pacquiao, who lock horns in Las Vegas on May 2.

"I'd love to fight Kell Brook because it could be his last fight - I'd give him so much of a beating that it could end up being his last fight," said Khan. "Maybe he wants it because he knows that one fight against me will financially secure him for the rest of his life.

"But it's all about timing. If I've got a different route and I want to face the likes of Mayweather or Pacquiao out there, Kell Brook will have to wait.''

Brook called out Khan after dismantling Dan at a sold-out Motorpoint Arena in his native Sheffield, with his promoter Eddie Hearn adding that Wembley Stadium was free for the pair on June 13.

"Kell Brook was saying he wants to forget about Amir Khan, he wants to fight Pacquiao and Mayweather," Khan said.

"These guys don't know who Kell Brook is. Regardless he's a world champion, he's just a name, so they don't know who he is.

"It'll happen one day and if Kell really wants to fight me, I'll fight him, but the winner takes all. I'll do a huge bonus because I know he's going to lose the fight.

"Give him a little guarantee, but the guy who wins the fight takes a big lump sum. That's how confident I am against Kell Brook."

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