AMIR KHAN has surprisingly backed bitter rival Kell Brook to beat Terence Crawford.
The Brit, 33, insisted he will be ‘rooting for him’ when the pair square off on November 14.
Amir Khan lost to Terence Crawford in 2019[/caption]
Khan and Brook have been at each other’s throats for years – but have never met in the ring.
The 33-year-old has even accused his British rival of ‘running away’ from a fight with him.
Amid talks over a fight with Brook in 2019, Khan went to the US to take on Crawford and lost.
Khan has now backed his fellow Brit to dethrone the WBO welterweight champ this month.
During an interview with Seconds Out, Khan said: “I know he’s got his hands full against Terence Crawford.
“I wish Kell nothing but the best, I wish him the very best, to go out there and put a stop to his reign.
“And he can do that, Kell’s a good fighter and I’ve always respected him.
“Look, as a Brit, we have to support each other.
Kell Brook boasts an impressive record of 39-2 including 27 knockouts[/caption]
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“Even though we’ve not looked eye to eye for many years, end of the day I am going to be rooting for him.”
In 77 fights, the pair have suffered just two defeats between them.
Terence Crawford remains unbeaten after 36 professional fights[/caption]