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Poll Result: Khan v Brook is the one fight fans want

| 30.03.2015

The overwhelming majority of fight fans would love to see Kell Brook take on Amir Khan over any other fighter for his next title defence.

That is according to the latest Ladbrokes News poll, which saw the Bolton man take a staggering 58 per cent of the votes.

It comes after Brook successfully defended his IBF title against Jo Jo Dan last weekend and immediately set about securing a War of the Roses bout with King Khan, calling him out alongside promoter Eddie Hearn to the raptures of the Sheffield crowd.

Khan has stated that he thinks there are bigger fights out there for him and that Brook needs some bigger names on his resume before the two can meet but now the people have spoken the two-time champion could be forced to reconsider.

Should Khan opt instead for a meeting with Miguel Cotto, as seems likely, then Juan Manuel Marquez is the next most popular option with a healthy 23 per cent of the votes.

And while Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio are obviously the biggest draws in the welterweight division, it seems British fight fans rate a domestic dust up over any potential clash with either of these pound-for-pound greats.

Undefeated Mayweather took just 13 per cent of the overall vote, while the Pac Man seems to hold little sway with Brook supporters, taking just three per cent of the votes cast.

In that regard the Filipino is seen as no better an option for Brook than Brandon Rios, who also took a paltry three per cent of the vote.

The good news for fight fans is that the result of this poll shows that the bout boxing lovers crave appears to be the most likely, with Khan the overwhelming favourite to be Brook’s next opponent at odds of 11/10.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.