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Hearn: Khan Won't Be Happy, Brook Calling The Shots

By Edward Chaykovsky

For years, it was Amir Khan standing on top of the British 140/147 scene and looking down at his domestic rival Kell Brook. The positioning may have switched on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, when Brook captured the IBF welterweight title with a career-defining victory over previously undefeated Shawn Porter.

Brook (33-0, 22KOs), and his promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, are very interested in doing the fight with Khan. When fight discussions were mentioned, it was Khan who was calling the shots and controlling the scenario of where and when the fight would take place - but now Hearn says Brook is the man in command of the talks.

Hearn expects Brook-Khan to become another UK mega-event, like May's rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves which drew 80,000 fans to Wembley. 

"Then I suppose we better give the British public the fight that everybody wants, and that's the Amir Khan fight. Kell has wanted the Khan fight for three or four years. The British public has wanted it for 18 months or a year. It was always 'if Kell had a belt...' but now he's got one and I think Kell can probably call the shots. I don't think Amir will like that!," Hearn told Sky Sports.

"If everyone sits down and realizes this is a great fight for Britain. There's a lot of money to be made for both fighters. We saw what happened between Carl Froch and George Groves at Wembley and we can do something like that again."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TLC8 on 08-19-2014

[QUOTE=Box-Office;14868972][/B] ouch........[/QUOTE] Bottom line is Khan has a faithful following, it's huge. Floyd wanted to cash in on his UK following, but Floyd got such a huge backlash for EVEN considering Khan who's done nothing credible since 2010, he had…

Comment by Box-Office on 08-18-2014

[QUOTE=gmc_rfc_06;14868939]Both Carl and Groves were boo'd into the ring, it was a very split crowd...until Khan was on screen, then it was a[B] crowd united in booing.[/QUOTE][/B] ouch........

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 08-18-2014

[QUOTE=Box-Office;14868723]Khan-Froch have had issues in the past and many if not most people in that crowd were Froch fans.[/QUOTE] Both Carl and Groves were boo'd into the ring, it was a very split crowd...until Khan was on screen, then it…

Comment by Box-Office on 08-18-2014

[QUOTE=gmc_rfc_06;14866949]I think it will be more too. 70% is the absolute least it will be, but it could easily be an 85-90% Brook crowd. [B]The TV didn't do it justice, you had to be there to realise just how heavily…

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 08-18-2014

That's khan fault

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