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Khan's Trainer: Brook Fight Will Not Be a 50-50 Deal

By Phil D. Jay

Amir Khan’s new trainer Virgil Hunter has told WBN that any potential welterweight bout between his fighter and IBF mandatory challenger Kell Brook will not be a straight 50/50 split as stipulated by Eddie Hearn recently.

Brook, 26, scored an impressive win over Argentine Hector Saldivia on Saturday and has since been vocal in his desire to face Khan at some point next year, although Hunter stated that a fight won’t happen until Khan is acclimatised to the higher weight.

“First of all Amir is not a mature welterweight so I don’t blame Kell, Eddie, and his team for wanting to fed-ex the fight,” Hunter told World Boxing News before moving on to any monetary split.

“From the business side 50/50 won’t happen. Listen, Kell is a good fighter and he has to be considered as a future champion, but the reality of this matter is Kell is still playing catch-up in his accomplishments.

“Amir is focusing on Carlos Molina and he will take his fights one at a time. It would be great to see Kell beat a couple of real contenders or champions and build up to a fight in the future with Amir.

“Eventually when Amir is a true welterweight, he and Kell will fight. But let me say this, Amir's best performances will come at welterweight,” warned Hunter.

Former 140lb world champion Khan is looking to put a disappointing twelve months behind him on December 15 against Molina, knowing that a solid performance puts him right back in the mix for another title shot.

The 25 year-old remains a marquee name through his accomplishments against the likes of Marcos Maidana and Zab Judah and it will be interesting to see what difference Hunter can make to the Bolton fighter’s style in his upcoming fight.

Whether Khan v Brook is likely for 2013 remains to be seen and Brook may have to become a world champion first, before he can entice the Olympic silver medallist into negotiations for a UK super-fight.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 10-24-2012

[QUOTE=DonCarlos83;12634189]Khan has no titles, is coming off 2 defeats and is fighting a nobody next. What is he bringing to the table that earns him more than 50/50?? If the fight is in Sheffield then most of the tickets sold…

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 10-24-2012

Amir Khan's camp in 'overlooking next opponent' shocker.

Comment by BabyFaceAssasin on 10-24-2012

Khan is a better fighter and a bigger name. The only thing Brook has over Khan is the same thin everyone has over Khan...and that's his chin. No one in the U.S has even heard of Brook even people here…

Comment by - Ram Raid - on 10-24-2012

Hearn isn't green enough to open up preliminary negotiations through the media by touting for the amount that he'd be willing to settle for straight off the bat. He knows that Khan is the bigger draw at the moment.

Comment by DonCarlos83 on 10-24-2012

Khan has no titles, is coming off 2 defeats and is fighting a nobody next. What is he bringing to the table that earns him more than 50/50?? If the fight is in Sheffield then most of the tickets sold…

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