Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn believes that broadcasters have held ‘talks’ to stage the domestic fight between Amir Khan and Kell Brook, and predicts that ‘we will get’ grudge match
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Eddie Hearn has revealed that ‘talks’ are underway to stage the domestic grudge match between Amir Khan and Kell Brook.
The fight between the pair has always been in a missed opportunity in the past, but Khan has recently been talking up an all-British bout stating that he would like to return to the ring by the latest date of November.
And now Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn has fuelled speculation that we could finally see the fight, claiming that preliminary talks are underway between broadcasters and their representatives for the fight to take place this year.
“I think you will get it, yeah,” Hearn told Behind the Gloves, when questioned about a potential fight between Khan and Brook.
“I think there is a few broadcasters looking at it.
“I don’t know if it will definitely happen but you do now have both guys looking at it.”
“It is still an intriguing fight, but at one stage it was for a world title and a legacy fight.”
“Still a big fight, not what it once was, there are definitely talks.”
Both fighters have had top-level careers with Brook first becoming world champion by defeating Shawn Porter back in 2014, while Khan also has had his success holding the unified light-welterweight titles back in 2012.
Brook has most recently fought out of the pair, being stopped by undefeated welterweight Terence Crawford in Las Vegas back in November 2020.
And Khan has previously spoken of his desire to face Brook before his professional career is over, targeting a return to the ring by November and predicting that he would stop ‘Special K’
.“Everyone wants to see the Kell Brook fight, we’ve been talking about it for years and years,” Khan told talkSPORT.
“Look, me and Kell are probably past our best, I’ll be honest. But at the same time, we’re both around the same age.
“I think it’d be a good fight between us to see still who the number one is in Britain.
“The only two fights out there for me in my opinion is Kell Brook or Manny Pacquiao.
“The prediction for me and Kell Brook? I knock out Kell Brook in under six rounds.”
A contest between the star and Brook has been ongoing for almost a decade after the pair held bright futures in their respective divisions, but it never materialised after negotiations frequently broke down.
Khan hasn’t fought since 2019 where he defeated Billy Dib with a fourth round stoppage in Saudi Arabia, but has since been called out by the likes of upcoming domestic star Conor Benn.
Benn was set to go on his latest fight quest as he was scheduled to face Adrian Granados on the first week of Matchroom Boxing’s Fight Camp this week, but has had to withdraw from the contest after testing positive for Covid-19 ahead of the clash.
However Hearn has since revealed a set of targeted dates for the fight to be rescheduled, after a fiery build-up between the pair.