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Hearn: Khan vs. Brook a Step Closer, The Barriers are Now Gone

For years there were promotional differences, networks differences and a lot of animosity - but the grudge match between Amir Khan and Kell Brook is now closer than ever.

Last week, Khan officially announced that he signed a three fight promotional pact with Eddie Hearn, who is the lead promoter for Brook.

All of the parties involved have their minds in order on doing a Khan vs. Brook showdown, possibly by the end of 2018.

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Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) has been out of the ring since May of 2016, when he moved up to a catch-weight of 155-pounds and was knocked out by then middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.

He returns to the ring on April 21 against an opponent to be announced.

Brook (36-2, 25 KOs) has been out of the ring since last May, when he suffered a TKO defeat at the hands of Errol Spence. It was Brook's second consecutive defeat and also the second fight in a row where he suffered a orbital bone fracture that required surgery.

Brook will make his junior middleweight debut in March against Sergey Rabchenko.

According to Hearn, everyone is finally on the same page with respect to making the Khan vs. Brook fight happen.

“Great business is great business and this is a great move for everybody,” Hearn said to Boxing News. “This surprises a lot of people because there has been friction in the past and a lot of things have been said, particularly around failed negotiations to make the Kell Brook fight.

“It doesn’t take a genius to recognise that it brings the Brook fight closer. This isn’t a deal to make that fight happen, but it’s at the forefront of our minds to try and deliver that fight at the end of 2018. The barriers to make that in the past was the obvious animosity, but different networks and promoters too. Now all the barriers have gone, we’re all in this together.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sportbuddha on 01-14-2018

[QUOTE=Dr.Cool;18407179]Not what it would have been years ago. It was more than obvious when Khan signed with Hearn that he was going to fight Brook. Will it be his second fight, or will Khan take two warm-ups? I guess he…

Comment by hugh grant on 01-14-2018

I don't thin k khan is as worried fighting brook now as the expectations on khan are lower now. People expect brook to beat kjhan and brook is the name now. Roles have been reversed. Khan has more to gain…

Comment by Beercules on 01-14-2018

I still want to see the fight. What eight though 147 or 154?

Comment by Dle on 01-14-2018

If the Con-ster can’t con or weasel his way into a big money PAC fight then he can cash out by getting laid out by Brook. Good move

Comment by JWHardin on 01-14-2018

I can hear Khan now...after a tune up, I will fight Brook, but only at 147 and you have to pay me 10 million. In other words, Khan will try to price himself out. Brook will KO him if they…

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