American welterweight Adrien Broner has taken to social media to apply some pressure to Great Britain’s Amir Khan. Broner, 25, posted a video to his Instagram account Tuesday, showing a FaceTime session between he and Khan on the subject of a potential bout.
During the exchange, Broner says: “Hey, tell them to make the fight man. Let’s get this money.” Khan does appear to respond but whatever he said is inaudible in the clip linked below.
â€” Adrien Broner (@AdrienBroner) March 31, 2015
Broner, who’s won his last three fights including a unanimous decision over John Molina Jr. last month, is certainly taking a unique approach while trying to get social media users involved in pushing Khan for a showdown.
Khan, 28, is one of boxing's most visible fighters. The Bolton native has won his last four fights, and is a top draw in the U.K. A fight with Broner would likely generate a great deal of interest.
However, Khan does have another potential opponent in fellow Englishman Kell Brook.
Many believe that Brook will get his chance against Khan in the near future. The undefeated 28-year-old almost immediately called out Khan after defeating Romanian star Jo Jo Dan in the fourth round last weekend. Brook later told Sky Sports that he wants to book his next fight as soon as possible to keep up his momentum.
"Saturday night was fantastic and I want to capitalize on that win," Brook said on Wednesday. "I came out injury-free and the leg felt great, so I want to box as soon as possible.
"I said before the fight that I have kept the fans waiting too long, I don’t want that to happen again. The buzz from the fans when I was walking out was amazing, and the roar each time I knocked him down made me feel like a giant.”
Brook, the IBF welterweight champion, also declared he wanted to defend his belt before the end of May, and that he told promoter Eddie Hearn he wants to fight twice by the end of the summer.
Responding to some of the public jabs by Brook, Khan responded by calling both Brook and Hearn “pathetic,” and clarified on Twitter that his team told Hearn two weeks ago that a fight on June 13 in Wembley Stadium was not possible.
Khan would go on to say that Brook and Hearn are rushing to book a fight that could be one of the biggest in the United Kingdom’s history in only two months, and that he will name is next opponent shortly.
Im done, already given my word to a fighter, will be announcing my next fight very soon
â€” Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) March 31, 2015
Khan has racked up three decisions and one technical knockout in his last four fights, but has stalled in booking his next bout since defeating American Devon Alexander in December in Las Vegas.
Much of the holdup can be credited to Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao dragging out the booking process for their May 2 mega-bout, with Khan originally expected to face either one if their plans fell through.
Khan is now in search of a new opponent, and could use a victory over Brook or Broner to up the ante for any future superfight with the potentially still-undefeated Mayweather or an invigorated Pacquiao should the Filipino star pull out a victory.