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Brook: I want to take Khan's chin clean off

ESPN staff
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Kell Brook is heading for an IBF welterweight title fight © PA Photos
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Kell Brook confessed he is desperate to knock out Amir Khan, despite the lure of a world title fight, following his third-round stoppage of Hector Saldivia on Saturday.

Brook was mightily impressive against Saldivia, stopping the bout 28 seconds into round three with a left jab. He now stands to fight the winner of Randall Bailey and Devon Alexander for the IBF welterweight title.

That is one of three big fights on the agenda for the undefeated Brit, who has also been linked to all-British battles with Ricky Hatton and Khan. His promoter Eddie Hearn expects the title showdown to take priority, but Brook insists his preference is to take out Khan.

"I would love to take Khan's chin clean off, I think everyone knows that," Brook told Sky Sports. "I want to destroy Khan but I am doing my thing.

"We are going to get a world title and we are going to do our own thing. I want to keep filling these arenas out; I want to be world champion and bring it back home."

Hearn confirmed that talks will begin immediately over the title bout with Bailey or Alexander, predicting Brook will become one of the most special boxers Britain has ever produced.

"I said before we had only seen 40 or 50 per cent of Kell Brook before - tonight we are up to about 80. This guy is going to be one of the biggest stars British boxing has ever had and we are going to go and win the world title.

"The fight that people want to see is Amir Khan. Kell Brook would take that fight tomorrow judging the condition he is in. We would have no problems beating Amir Khan, that's a superfight, that's a fight that can come in the summer of next year.

"The dream is to go and win that world title - that is what we are in the game for. Those superfights can happen next summer, we can do it outside, he has got plenty of time. But we are ready now, we have done the apprenticeship, it's time for the world title."

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