British boxing star Amir Khan ‘could have a comeback fight’ before he takes on rival Kell Brook in a rematch, according to promoter Ben Shalom. After years of verbal blows, Khan and Brook finally battled it out in the ring in Manchester last month.

Khan however was pushed aside by his opponent, as Brook was the man to take the victory thanks to a sixth round technical knockout. Following defeat though, rumours grew that the Bolton fighter would attempt to pursue a release clause to avenge his loss.

However Boxxer promoter Shalom has revealed Khan could in fact fight a different opponent before facing off with his arch rival for a second time. He told SecondsOut: I’ve told him that I don’t think that fight [against Brook should happen], particularly next.

“I think Amir still hopes that maybe he’ll have a fight back, maybe not against Kell Brook. Show that perhaps that wasn’t what people thought it was then maybe the fight is back on after that.

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