AMIR KHAN has again hit out at rival Kell Brook – claiming he “made” his Sheffield rival.
The Bolton boxer has said that Brook, who fights Errol Spence at the end of May, claimed earlier this week that he used to beat Brook with “one hand” tied behind his back.
And in another video where he calls out his former Olympic sparring partner, Khan says that Special K would be nowhere without him.
He told FightHype.com: “All his career [Brook’s] been having tune-up fights and easy fights, I was fighting the biggest names in boxing.
“I’ve always been fighting big names, Kell Brook’s been having nice warm-up fights and now with all that hard work I’ve done, he’s now calling me out.
“I want him to go and prove himself and be the big name like I did.
“Even if he loses against them there’s nothing bad about that, I got beat by Garcia, there’s nothing bad about it because I still went in there, I had the balls to go in there and fight.”
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Brook won the IBF world welterweight title in August 2014 after beating Shawn Porter and defended it three times against Ionut Dan Ion, Frankie Gavin and Kevin Bizier.
Last September, Brook stepped in with pound-for-pound king Gennady Golovkin – but was dominated by the Kazakh star.
Khan hasn’t fought since May last year, when he was knocked out by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alveraz. Mega-fights against Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman are failing to materialise.
He is still without an opponent – but could face Pacquiao in September.
Khan added: “I want Kell Brook to do the same thing because that’s only going to make the fight bigger.
“I’m not saying that I want him to fight these guys so he gets beat, I want him to go in there and fight these guys so people respect him as a fighter and then they say ‘yeah you definitely deserve the AK fight.
“Then the fight would be bigger because people around the world will know who Kell Brook is, at the moment if Kell Brook walked into America no one would know him.
“Kell Brook made his name off me really, otherwise no one would probably know him and most of these fighters would never fight him because there’d be no need, because he’s a nobody.
“I made Kell Brook, I don’t dislike him, I just want him to appreciate I made his name.
“He’s not a threat to me, but I’m a threat to him that’s probably why he hates me.”
Amir Khan: ‘I used to give Kelly Brook beatings with one hand tied behind my back’