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Khan tells Brook he only wants world best

By David Wilton

Amir Khan has no interest in a domestic dust-up with Kell Brook as he looks to land a fight with pound-for-pound superstars Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao next year.

Brook, who earlier this year captured the IBF welterweight title before being forced to take time away from the ring when he was stabbed while in Tenerife, has long courted a showdown with the Bolton fighter.

But Khan believes he is a level above Brook and would prefer to be matched against the two biggest fighters in the sport.

"I'm not really interested in the Kell Brook fight," Khan said.

"I'm looking at the biggest names in boxing. Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, I think that's where I belong.

"If the fight doesn't happen with Floyd then maybe Manny Pacquiao is another option. I'd like to fight in May to keep myself busy and sharp. I think that helps me."

Khan produced arguably the finest performance of his career last Saturday in a lopsided points win over former two-weight world champion Devon Alexander.

It was just Khan's second fight in the 147lb division, although many believe his style would cause all sorts of problems for the unbeaten Mayweather.

However, the WBC and WBA champion is targeting a super fight with WBO titlist Pacquiao and dismissed Khan this week, saying of the 28-year-old: "No one knows who Amir Khan is."

Khan, though, has not given up hope, saying: "I've been asking for the fight for the last two or three years. Now he needs to come back to the press and say, 'I want the fight with Amir Khan'.

"I've proved myself in the biggest way. What else do I have to do?

"I know if I can bring Floyd Mayweather to Britain then I'll sell out Wembley Stadium. How big does he need my name to be?

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