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Brook, Hearn Eye Early 2013 Return, Khan Mega-Bout

Kell Brook clinically dispatched Hector Saldivia to book a shot at a world title, but conceded he may put his dream on ice in order to pursue a fight with Amir Khan.

The self-styled 'Special One' needed just two rounds and 28 seconds to beat the man known as 'El Tigre' in their IBF welterweight final eliminator at the Motorpoint Arena. A crack at the belt he has craved since he was a nine-year-old now awaits against Devon Alexander, but the name of domestic rival Khan hung over his post-bout press conference.

When asked which avenue he would rather explore, Brook said: "Khan...I want to do Khan, but it's been my dream since I started boxing to be a world champion and bring it back to Sheffield. It's a close one, we want to get the world title fight but I do want to take Khan out."

While Brook and promoter Eddie Hearn were keen to stress they had ticked the box they wanted by setting themselves up as mandatory challengers for the IBF belt, the comments of both suggested Khan is their number one target.

The pair traded verbal blows on Sky Sports' 'Ringside' programme two weeks ago and Khan, looking to rebuild his career after splitting with Freddie Roach, will move up to welterweight to make the fight.

Brook added: "Khan is going to get schooled, there is no question. He will be taken out really quickly. He gives it the chat for a long time, but when we get in I will be on him, relentless, and take him out."

According to Hearn, who said he has already received an offer from Sheffield United to host the fight at their Bramall Lane ground, Khan cannot afford to turn down his man.

The Matchroom boss views Brook, who is now 29-0 in his career, Khan and the returning Ricky Hatton as the main draws in the division and if a world title fight cannot be arranged, will look to tee-up a meeting with one of them.

"We will then try and put the pressure on to fight the winner of tonight," Hearn said. "Generally, the fight has to happen in six months. With Kell, I don't like keeping him out of the ring for months.

"He's had six fights in 15 months and for me, he's going away on Monday, I want him to have a nice holiday and then fight in February or March."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 10-22-2012

It'll happen when Khan makes his move to 147 and Brook is sitting on a belt.

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 10-22-2012

Someone (I believe it may have been Dirk) did say they thought Alexander might back out of this fight, looks like a very real possibility now.

Comment by DonCarlos83 on 10-22-2012

There is talk of Alexander vacating his title rather than facing Brook as Brook isn't a name in America yet and the money just wouldn't be great for Alexander, especially considering Brook has a fair chance of beating him.

Comment by fladz on 10-21-2012

So many great fights to be made atm, exciting times indeed. Personally I think Khan beats Brook, but I just hope they meet more than anything. I'll do my best to get a ticket..

Comment by whatismyname on 10-21-2012

Brook should be worry about Devon. He might very well lose that one.

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