Hearn admits talks with Khan over potential Brook bout will begin soon
Eddie Hearn admits talks with Amir Khan over potential long-awaited bout with Kell Brook will begin in coming weeks… as he confirms he would still like to make the all-British showdown
- Amir Khan and Kell Brook are bitter rivals and bout has been in pipeline for years
- It has never happened before and with pair both now 34, many had written it off
- Eddie Hearn has begun speculation again by confirming talks with begin soon
- Khan is in Dubai but will sit down with promoter Hearn in the coming weeks
Discussions over the long-awaited potential fight between Kell Brook and Amir Khan will begin in the coming weeks, according to boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
A bout between the two well-known Brits has been in the pipeline for years but has never come to fruition. With the pair now both at the age of 34, it was believed that the ship had sailed, but Hearn has now revealed there is still a chance.
Speaking to IFL TV about the potential money-spinning all-British clash, he said of Khan: ‘He never wanted to do the fight when there was so much money involved.
Eddie Hearn has opened up on the potential for Amir Khan and Kell Brook to get in the ring
Khan has not fought since August 2019 when he beat little-known Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia
‘Now, there’s a lot less money involved, but I’d still like to do the fight. I messaged him the other day, “Do you want to talk about it?”
‘He said, “Yeah, when I’m back from Dubai. We can have a chat.” There’s still value in the fight. It’s not as big as it once was, but we’ll see.’
Khan last fought in August 2019 in Saudi Arabia, knocking out little-known Billy Dib to take his record to 34-5.
Brook, meanwhile, has fought twice in 2020, last putting himself on the line with a huge bout against Terence Crawford in New York, which he lost by way of round four TKO.
Brook had previously written off ever fighting Khan, admitting that he was bored of the constant speculation.
‘It will never happen,’ he told Boxing News last year, ‘and whose fault do you think it is? It’s high risk and high reward for him but he doesn’t want the high risk.
Brook fought twice in 2020 – beating Mark DeLuca (above) before a Terence Crawford defeat
Khan is currently in Dubai with his wife but Hearn says talks will start when he is back in the UK
‘He lives a certain way, he has a certain lifestyle, and he spends money quick. He wants the money, I’m sure, but he doesn’t want the defeat.
‘He’s just trying to capitalise on his name at this point. He’s just being a wh***. He wants easy fights against smaller opponents and he wants that Saudi Arabia money if he can get it.
‘Real boxing knows this and they also are only interested in seeing Khan box me. They don’t want to see him box featherweights in Saudi Arabia.’
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