Amir Khan has made it clear that he is not interested in fighting domestic rival, Kell Brook, despite his plans to return to the welterweight division.
Khan was brutally knocked out in the sixth round last weekend by WBC middleweight champions, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, in Las Vegas.
The 29-year-old is now looking to fight against WBC welterweight champion, Danny Garcia, who defeated him in 2012. Garcia is a strong contender to face Floyd Mayweather, if the undefeated American comes out of retirement.
Khan insisted that even if the Garcia bout was not possible, he will not step into the ring with Brook.
“I don’t think that fight will happen, I’ll give that a miss,” he said.
“He’s on his route, I’m on my route, and we just don’t agree with each other. Basically, I don’t like him and I’m not going to give him the fight.
“[Brook’s promoter] Eddie Hearn can keep saying that he’s massive, he’s this, he’s that, he’s a big name: he’s not.
“I respect him, he’s got a world title, but I want to fight the biggest names. These are the last few years of my career, I want to maximise it and leave a great legacy behind.
“I’d like to fight in England, but I’m thinking of bringing big names [like Miguel Cotto] here. That’d be amazing, wouldn’t it?
“Garcia definitely is top of the list, it’s the easiest one to make, and it’d be a great fight for me, someone my own weight.
“[Timothy Bradley] would be an amazing fight, [Manny] Pacquiao would be an amazing fight. For sure, [Pacquiao will fight again]”, he added.
Khan has also ruled out the possibility of retiring from the sport, following his defeat to Alvarez.