Amir Khan likely to meet Brook at Wembley

Wednesday 09th December 2015 08:02 EST

British boxer Amir Khan will be forced to take on Kell Brook at Wembley Stadium in an all-British summer superbout after Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines turned down Khan as the opponent for his final bout. Brook, the IBF welterweight champion, has been chasing Khan for years, while Khan, the former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion, had hoped for contests with Floyd Mayweather, of the United States, or Pacquiao. But with Mayweather retired and Pacquiao saying that he will have only one more bout, Khan will be forced to take on Brook as he is the only biggest contestant available.

Amir Khan came to the limelight after he won the silver medal in 2004 Olympics. He became Britain's highest-profile boxer with an impressive professional fight record; having won the World Light Welterweight Champion in July 2009 after his life changing fight against Andreas Kotelnik.

Over the past four years Amir has ridden high at the top of his game to a rapturous reception in Britaine and beyond. Sensationally losing for the first time in his professional career to Columbian bruiser Breidis Prescott in September 2008 - the tempest of conjecture and condemnation fuelled media frenzy was followed in quick succession by a gruelling and inspirational new training regime in LA.

The boy from Bolton came back to the ring with brutal vengeance as he sent Oisin Fagan flailing to the floor in December 2008. Khan did not just convincingly put the boy down for a compelling victory - he exuded a fresh, calm, persona; a measured aggressor spearing his prey with a jab as he circled, finding his target and then unleashing a flurry of blows, taking him apart and sending him to the floor twice inside the first round… 97 seconds into the second it was all over.

Khan's World Title Fight in July 2009 with Kotelnik was an extremely intense match. Both were on top form but it was Khan’s display of speed, stamina and boxing skill that saw him victorious.

Living to box has been a self-proclaimed obsession for Amir; one that has turned him from a talented streetwise boy, into a self-assured man and not forgetting to mention, World Champion.

If you were to ask anyone about Amir Khan's talent, they would undoubtedly say he was born to be a boxer. His calm exterior unnerving to his opponents; his craving to win making him faster and stronger than others; these are but a few reasons why he has become not only a winner, but an icon.

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