Amir Khan must fight Kell Brook next says Eddie Hearn

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The Colombian-born Vargas, a former North American champion, had already been put down himself when he stunned Khan and the capacity crowd.

But after picking himself up off the canvas to beat Samuel Vargas on Saturday night in Birmingham, 31-year-old welterweight Khan said: "My message to Manny is not to price himself out".

The pace finally settled down as the fight entered the championship rounds with Khan continuing to be in control for the most part but still looking vulnerable to the overhand right which gave a bloodied Vargas some hope.

'There is a massive demands for me, but there is only one fighter over Kell Brook and that is Manny Pacquiao.

"But it's now or never for the Kell Brook fight".

Khan returned to the ring following a two-year hiatus in April, when he demolished Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds.

"I know guys and fighters like Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao who were winning world titles numerous times when they were a lot older than me".

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Luckily for Khan, he was able to get his legs back underneath him again and listened to the advice of new head trainer Joe Goossen, who urged him to "calm down".

This was a lot more hard than the 39-second demolition job on Phil Lo Greco five months ago in another step back before a big fight after being knocked cold by Saul Alvarez in May 2015.

"I want to fight before the end of the year so this was a great warm-up fight for me".

"Kell is the don when he is stronger, but I actually think Khan could beat Kell at welterweight". Khan staggered backward but was saved by the bell once again.

The fight ignited in the second round as the blurring hand speed of the former light-welterweight title holder sent Vargas to the canvas and at that stage the fight looked as good as over.

But Khan's work rate dipped in the tenth, allowing Vargas to land more punches and finished the round by landing a solid right hook on Khan's chin which turned his legs to jelly.

He added: "It could be one year, two, five or six". Although Khan showed heart, there was little on show to concern Brook.

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