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Hearn: Brook-Khan Could Be Finalized This Month

By Shaun Brown

According to promoter Eddie Hearn, the all-British super fight between Kell Brook and Amir Khan could be finalized this month.

Brook, the current IBF welterweight champion has made no secret of his burning desire to fight Khan before and since winning his world title against Shawn Porter last month in America.

Hearn, Brook's promoter, is still negotiating a deal between the two which could lead to their grudge match taking place next May possibly at Wembley Stadium after the success of the Carl Froch-George Groves rematch which drew in an outdoor crowd of 80,000 people as well as hugely positive pay-per-view sales.

Writing in his column for the Mail Online, Hearn said: “Khan obviously wants a fight with Floyd Mayweather, as does everyone in the division, but he knows that while that fight might never happen, even if it did he would make more money fighting Kell.

“Everything so far has been very straightforward and I am in talks with Wembley over a May date. They want us back there as soon as possible after the success of Froch-Groves – I have no doubt in my mind that we would fill that stadium again. I hope to have this tied up in the next month or so.”

Brook will make the first defence of his world title in Sheffield on December 6 with an opponent expected to be announced soon. The show’s chief supporting bout looks likely to be another British dust-up with the Tony Bellew-Nathan Cleverly rematch close to being finalised also.

Khan is scheduled to fight the same night with an opponent also TBA. The former 140lb world champion had an encouraging unanimous decision victory at welterweight over Luis Collazo back in May.  

Shaun Brown is the UK Editor at Boxing Scene and a contributor to Boxing Monthly. He can be contacted at [email protected] with any news, views or stories you may have.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 09-04-2014

[QUOTE=Mick Higgs;14910808]As champion financially this fight should be 60/40% in Brooks favour.[/QUOTE] There is no rule to suggest that. Khan is the bigger name.

Comment by Mick Higgs on 09-04-2014

As champion financially this fight should be 60/40% in Brooks favour.

Comment by El Angel on 09-03-2014

Brook standing over Khan after a late KO is inevitable.

Comment by Box-Office on 09-03-2014

[QUOTE=Greed.;14909083]Don't think Khan wants to begin serious talks yet. It's no secret that he wants a Mayweather or Pacquiao fight, early next year. He probably wants Alexander or Guerrero on Dec 6th, Mayweather in May and then he'll consider the…

Comment by Box-Office on 09-03-2014

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;14908573]who are they fighting in the meantime? or khan is gonna wait again until next year?[/QUOTE] He has mentioned Guerrero and Alexander.

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