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Hearn: Brook-Khan in 2012, We'll Please Froch's Fans

By Ryan Songalia

NEW YORK - British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said he will do his best to make good with jilted fans who were expecting to come over from the United Kingdom on October 29 for the Showtime Super Six finale in Atlantic City.

Hearn, who was in New York City Wednesday afternoon to promote his charge Darren Barker's middleweight title challenge of division kingpin Sergio Martinez, said that he is trying to think of a way to compensate for the postponement of Nottingham, England's Carl Froch clash with Andre Ward, which was rescheduled for December 17 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. after Ward suffered a cut in sparring.

"The fans aren't happy, we're not happy and Showtime aren't happy," said Hearn, head of Matchroom Sport. "[Showtime VP of Sports Programming] Ken Hershman is very sympathetic to the fans, like us, and we're going to do something for the fans who lost out for that show. We don't know what it is yet, whether it's some kind of compensation on flights they couldn't change or some kind of free ticket offer for the next one on December 17. We worked so hard to get the Carl Froch fans over for that fight and we want them to come back, therefore we're going to do everything we can to make everything a little less painful for them."

Hearn also spoke on Kell Brook, the 24-0 (16 KO) welterweight from Sheffield, England who will be facing Rafal Jackiewicz (38-9-1, 19 KO) of Poland in a WBA elimination bout on October 8 in Sheffield. Hearn said "it's only a matter of time" before Brook follows stablemates Barker and Froch to America, and that they have their eyes on a world title fight in the near future.

"It's an eliminator, so the natural progression after that is to go on and fight for a world title," Hearn said. "He's got to show us and everyone else that he's ready. It's just another step-up for Kell Brook, I want him to look devastating in there."

Hearn said that a clash between Brook and IBF welterweight titlist Andre Berto, who is promoted by Martinez's promoter Lou Dibella, would be "an absolute war," but that their main focus is enticing British star Amir Khan to the ring for a fight in mid-2012.

"We want to get a world championship under our belt by the time Amir Khan moves up to 147 and look at that fight potentially in the middle of next year because that's a huge fight in Britain," said Hearn.

Ryan Songalia is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) and contributes to GMA News and the Filipino Reporter newspaper in New York City. He can be reached at [email protected] . An archive of his work can be found at www.ryansongalia.com . Follow him on Twitter: @RyanSongalia.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 09-29-2011

Who said I was impressed with his resume? Ooh, it's the ' assumption ' angle this kid is going for. Just assuming that I'm gullible when several posts earlier I posted, and I quote; [QUOTE]Remember how there was no way…

Comment by D-MiZe on 09-29-2011

[QUOTE=Froghead99;11226695]What the fuk are you talking about you retard? Who the fuk cares about his amateur career? No one is talking about that you ignorant piece of $hit. STFU, nobody cares about the thoughts of a mentally retarded dumb ass.…

Comment by Froghead99 on 09-29-2011

[QUOTE=Demise;11226673]Brook doesn't just fight bums, he spent a large portion of his early pro career fighting men designed to give him a challenge and take him the distance. Why has he had so many fights yet he hasn't progressed very…

Comment by D-MiZe on 09-29-2011

[QUOTE=Froghead99;11226623]ALL Brooks does is fight bums, its pathetic. Fighters like Brooks ruin the sport. And how can these blacks dare criticize Khans opponents when Brooks fights useless bum after useless bum? And yea, Brooks KO record is absolutely garbage, the…

Comment by Froghead99 on 09-29-2011

[QUOTE=mani1;11226598]Brook is a joke he has fought no one with a pulse and half a punch in 20 odd fights, had the same promoter as Khan so you cant even use that as an excuse. He is older than Khan…

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