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BOXING: Khan And Brook Deny Using Racist And Homophobic Language

Kell Brook has denied making a racist comment and Amir Khan has denied making a homophobic comment at their pre-fight news conference.

Khan, who was born and raised in Bolton to Pakistani parents, brought up comments Brook has previously made about him having a “poppadom chin” and is convinced the comment carried racial connotations.

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Speaking to Sky Sports News, Khan said: “His excuse was not good enough. It should not be said. Things like that should not be said. This is a sport and we have to respect each other.

“Before the fight we don’t get on, we don’t respect each other, but come fight night that will be the time when we will see who the better fighter is but before anything like that when race gets involved it just messes things up and I’m quite upset he came out with that comment.”

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