Amir Khan’s rivalry with co-British boxer Kell Brook has reached another level after the former unified light-welterweight world champion called ‘The Special One’ gay in a recent interview.
Khan, who graced a charity event in London on Monday, spoke to Hayters and urged his longtime rival to come out of the closet as ‘numerous guys’ have informed him that Brook is gay.
— Sun Sport (@SunSport) December 13, 2018
Khan Vs Brook Could Happen Next Year
The long-awaited all-British boxing showdown between Khan and Brook could finally happen after the latter scored a unanimous decision win over Australian Michael Zerafa last December 8 in Sheffield, England.
With Khan seeing the former IBF welterweight champion struggling in his last fight, he admitted that he becomes more interested to face Brook in a fight, which has been six years in the making now.
“I just think that sometimes that long layoff he had can harm your body. Plus there’s a lot of people saying that outside the gym, outside of fighting, he [Brook] doesn’t live the professional life. We have the same promoter in Eddie Hearn, hopefully, that fight can happen, probably March or April.”
— BoxingScene.com (@boxingscene) December 19, 2018
Khan Wants Brook To Come Out As Gay
But days after Brook flirted with disaster, Khan savaged him in his recent statement, bringing up the issue on Brook’s sexuality. The 32-year-old Briton wanted him to come out of the closet and “tell the world who he really is.”
“How much confidence does this guy have? I’ve been told by numerous guys that he’s not a confident guy… There’s talks about him being gay. If you’re a real man, come out and say ‘Yeah, you know, I’m gay, and it is what it is.’ Come out and tell the truth. Speak out about it. Don’t be afraid.”
“If he is a confident man, he needs to come out and tell the world who he really is. Because people want to know about him. People want to know, ‘Who is this Kell Brook?’ Come out and tell us what happened.”
Khan also brought up the stabbing incident four years ago, where Brook was attacked by a machete-wielding man in Tenerife, accusing Brook of making sexual advances.
“What happened when you got stabbed that time? Was it because you tried it on with some poor guy? You tried to get it on with some poor guy? These are things I’m being told from his own camp. You know, I wasn’t there to see it. But I’ve been told. He’s living a crazy life. So maybe that’s why he’s dying for this fight against me. Because he knows he needs that quick payday.”
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/Kell Brook and Amir Khan)