Amir Khan will beat Kell Brook if the pair meet next year, says former world champion Shawn Porter, who plans to take on the winner.

Khan (31-3-KO19) has long been embroiled in a war of words with unbeaten IBF welterweight champion Brook, who won his world title by beating Porter via majority decision a year ago in Carson, California.

The American bounced back by stopping Erick Bone before an impressive points victory over three-weight world champion Adrien Broner in June, and is hopeful of securing a shot at the winner of the potential Brook v Khan showdown.

While Sky Sports pundit Carl Froch tipped Brook to beat his domestic rival, Porter took a different stance.

The 27-year-old told behindthegloves.com: “It doesn’t matter who it is, I’ll always go with them over Kell Brook. Normally I put my biased opinion aside but with him, I’m not. I think Khan beats him.

“It’d be a good fight. If I was guaranteed the winner I’d go over there, show my face at ringside and be ready to take care of the winner.”

“Personally I’ll consider a fight with anyone in the top five. If I said top 10 then that leaves too many holes and too many names so I’m saying the top five. That’s where the best competition and the biggest fights are.

“It’s where I feel I belong. Fighting anyone in the top five. That includes Amir Khan, Keith Thurman, Timothy Bradley, Ruslan Provodnikov and Marcos Maidana, even though he hasn’t fought in a year. This 147lbs division is stacked.

“The top three at 147 is Floyd Mayweather, Porter and Thurman. [Without Porter and Mayweather] the top three is Thurman, Khan and maybe Danny Garcia. I know he’s moving up but he mentioned my name this weekend so he caught my attention.”

Porter is targeting September for his next fight.