Britain’s Amir Khan says he “couldn’t say no” to a fight against undefeated WBO welterweight world champion Terence Crawford, but insists he still wants to face Kell Brook.
Khan, 32, returned to boxing last April after 23 months away from the sport.
He rejected a payday against Brook to fight 31-year-old American Crawford on 20 April in the United States.
“Winning this fight, people will remember me as a great champion,” said Khan.
The former unified light-welterweight world champion told BBC Sport: “I kept thinking the Brook fight would be the next one until I got a phone call from [promoter] Bob Arum saying ‘would you want to fight Crawford?’
“Looking at the way he fights and what he has achieved, I couldn’t say no to it. It is a massive fight.”