Amir Khan Still Torn Between Crawford and Brook, Says Hearn

According to promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, former world champion Amir Khan is still mulling his direction for 2019.

The Bolton boxer has two offers sitting on the table.

He can face his domestic rival and fellow former world champion Kell Brook in the coming months, or he can accept a guarantee of $5 million to fight WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford on March 23 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Khan snapped his two year layoff back in April 2018, when he demolished Phil Lo Greco in a round. But he struggled to win a decision in his last fight, in September, when he was dropped and also rocked more than once by Samuel Vargas.

Brook also looked no better last month, when he struggled at times to win a decision over huge underdog Michael Zerafa.

Hearn is very eager to make the fight between Khan and Brook, and says the ball is now in Khan's court.

“It’s whether he fights Crawford or Brook, and it could go either way. I think he is torn, really. He wants to fight Brook, but he loves the opportunity to fight Crawford in America," Hearn told IFL TV.

“We spoke on the phone, it’s a tough one. You’ve got the lure of Crawford, one of the pound-for-pound best, and you’ve got one of the biggest British fights in history against Brook. If he doesn’t fight Brook, people in this country will always say: ‘You ducked Kell Brook.’ If he doesn’t fight Crawford, nobody is gonna say anything. No one is gonna go: ‘Argh, you ducked Crawford.’”

“I think he should fight Kell Brook. He must look at the Brook fight against Zerafa and go: ‘I can beat Kell Brook, I can stop him.’ Amir believes he will knock out Kell Brook. It would kill him to lose to Kell Brook, and vice versa. But that’s what makes it such a big fight, that what makes it have so much on the line: the fear of losing to this bloke you can’t stand.“

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BLASTER1 on 01-04-2019

I actually think Horn beats Khan ATM.

Comment by Richard G on 01-04-2019


Comment by P4Pdunny on 01-03-2019

they've sat on the Brook fight too long, in my view it's not a great fight anymore.

Comment by Richard G on 01-03-2019

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;19403063]Khan can't live with a Brook loss. He'd rather get completely dominated and embarrassed by Crawford than lose to Brook and have to live with his reputation in the UK after that.[/QUOTE] You may just have nailed it, that would…

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 01-02-2019

Khan can't live with a Brook loss. He'd rather get completely dominated and embarrassed by Crawford than lose to Brook and have to live with his reputation in the UK after that.

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