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Amir Khan wants Adrien Broner, Shawn Porter, other GBP welterweights

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Amir Khan, still miffed that he was spurned by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in favor of Marcos Maidana, has yet again taken to his Twitter account, this time calling out Golden Boy promotional stablemates while dismissing the notion of facing English countryman Kell Brook.

A 27-year-old former junior welterweight beltholder, Khan listed former titleholder Adrien Broner as perhaps his chief target, along with IBF 147-pound beltholder Shawn Porter, and ex-titleholders Devon Alexander and Robert Guerrero.

It must be noted that Broner, Porter and Alexander are advised by the powerful Al Haymon, as is Mayweather, who owns a unanimous decision win over Guerrero.

"Fighting Brook wont get me the Floyd fight," wrote Khan, in part. "Fighting Broner, Guerrero, Alexander, Porter will."

Mayweather chose a May 3 fight with Maidana over one against Khan, who has beaten Maidana. In his last fight in December, Maidana twice floored Broner to earn the WBA's welterweight title.

"If Adrien Broner wants it let's do it," wrote Khan. "Maidana knocked him down twice. I'll knock him out."

"So many names call me out, when it's time to sign they not to be seen.I don't refuse any challenge from TOP fighters," wrote Khan. "I only refuse the low ones…It's funny how fighters call me out on social networks, but none of their team have spoke to my promotional team. (Free publicity)."

Khan also dismissed unbeaten Brook due to what he considers to be his relative popularity.

"Kell, work your way up to world class level," wrote Khan. "If you need an opponent, the local shop keeper won't mind making a few quid. Can get him licensed."