Advertisement
Advertisement

Hearn on Brook-Alexander, Response to Amir Khan

Kell Brook will set aside his desire to knock-out Amir Khan in order to reach his dream of winning a world title, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

The unbeaten Sheffield light-welterweight last month earned the right to be the IBF mandatory challenger with a third-round demolition of Hector Saldivia, but suggested afterwards he may opt to pursue a domestic grudge match with Khan instead.

But after talks with Hearn, the 26-year-old looks set to head stateside in January for a fight with current belt holder Devon Alexander, who won the title last month with a points win over Randall Bailey.

Brook and Khan have made no secret of their dislike for each other over recent times, and an all-British tear-up would no doubt sell out many an arena.

Hearn has told his man that fight can still happen, but has advised him to take on Alexander first.

Brook's win over Saldivia was the final instalment of a trilogy of bouts at the Sheffield Arena this year, with interest in him increasing over the course of victories over Matthew Hatton, Carson Jones and finally Saldivia.

"Kell wants to make a statement," Hearn added. "He's served his apprenticeship, he's filled arenas in Sheffield, got to the mandatory position and now it's time to take a punt, and what a big punt. He's a great fighter, Alexander, and if you beat him, you set yourself up as a superstar and for some mega fights, so that's why we're taking it."

One of the mega fights Hearn refers to is a match-up with Khan. The Bolton man, currently rebuilding his career after a high-profile split with trainer Freddie Roach, has openly told Brook to step-up in order to fight him.

Hearn, though, thinks Khan will have to dance to Brook's tune should the self-styled 'Special One' return from America with a title.

"Kell wants to fight Amir Khan so badly, but you have to tell him that can happen down the line," he said.

"I saw Amir Khan come out and say 'if Kell wins a title I'll fight him'. It's not his decision. If we win the title, we'll decide and dictate on our terms. Khan and Kell are great fighters, it's one the British public want to see and it has to happen."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DonCarlos83 on 11-17-2012

[QUOTE=Jakutindi Wauya;12697023]I dont normally reply imbeciles but to every rule there's an exception. Just take your meds and your views about my post will change.[/QUOTE] Brook wouldn't win a round against Khan????? smh

Comment by FlatLine on 11-14-2012

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;12696925]Ricky Hatton might fancy the Brook fight if he beats Alexander (and obviously if Hatton gets by Senchenko).[/QUOTE] I think Hatton gets KOd early by Brook, it's not a great style match up for him. He'd be better…

Comment by Jim Tom on 11-14-2012

[QUOTE=DonCarlos83;12696979]I applaud you sir............. You have without doubt won The Most Ridiculous Post of the year award. Congratulations you are a moron.[/QUOTE] I dont normally reply imbeciles but to every rule there's an exception. Just take your meds and your…

Comment by Jim Tom on 11-14-2012

Khan is the cashcow in the UK south of the heavyweights.He is in a different market and class.Whether people like to see him lose or win people still pay to watch Khan fight.If you were to brand Khan in the…

Comment by Prince Mongo on 11-14-2012

[QUOTE=jhon123;12696199]How can eddie say if kell wins a world title he would dictate terms against khan, there are so many belts in boxing now it has become belts are useless,khan is a much bigger draw in the UK than Kell…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Early PBC on FS1 Results: Omar Douglas Stops Collado Rolando Garza Inks Promotional With Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Gilberto Ramirez: Canelo Has No Pride, His Actions Disappointing Denis Lebedev Backs Glowacki To Retain, Beat Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua Must Face Joseph Parker By January 9, Says IBF Jarico O'Quinn Inks Promotional With Salita Promotions Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Continues Hard Grind For First Defense Malignaggi-Bracero, Farmer-Redkach, Harrison-Rabchenko Set Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Officially Revealed By Roc Nation Jessie Magdaleno Leaves Joel Diaz, Jumps To Manuel Robles David Benavidez Targets Big Names, Champions at 168-Pounds Povetkin's Promoter: Lawsuits Won't Prevent Deontay Wilder Fight Mykey Williams Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Terry Flanagan-Mzonke Fana Added To July 16 Cardiff Card Jason Sosa's Promoter Eyes Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Scott Fitzgerald Added To July 30 Leeds Card Fury-Klitschko II Could Land in Late September, Early October Sergey Kovalev Discusses Training Camp For Isaac Chilemba Antonio Orozco, Joseph Diaz, Jr. Return on HBO Latino Bill, 7/30 Santa Cruz Says Frampton's 'Weak Chin' Will Crack From Pressure Terence Crawford, Brian McIntyre on Being Avoided at 140 DiBella on Derevyanchenko-Soliman, Wants Golovkin Fight Klitschko on Fury: This is Not About Titles, This is About Revenge! Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Knock Gennady Golovkin Out! Froch Cautions Joshua Not To Rush, Picks Fury To Beat Klitschko Kerry Hope is Convinced Vijender Singh Was Scared at Presser Zeuge is Sparring With Braehmer For De Carolis WBA Title Clash McGregor Was Looking For 50-50 Split With Floyd Mayweather Firat Arslan vs. Nuri Seferi Crossroads Bout on September 17 Eubank Sr. Baits Golovkin: Prove To Me That You Can Beat My Son! Rey Ojeda Shocks Puerto Rico With Retirement Announcement Thurman-Porter Makes Working Weekend Worth The Wrangling Cotto vs. Marquez Negotiations Continue To Play Out Hurd: I Didn’t Want to Force the Stoppage After Dropping Molina Joshua Warns Wilder: Focus on Arreola, I'll Be To America Soon Photos/Weights: Edner Cherry vs Lydell Rhodes, Douglas-Collado 30 Day Weights: Crawford 150.4-Pounds, Postol 145.5-Pounds Bob Arum Details Top Rank's Plans in China Examining the Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter Scorecards Golovkin-Eubank Moves Closer After 'Very Positive' Talks in London
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement