Brook Could Take Manny Fight From Khan
With Amir Khan looking towards his second fight of his comeback, Kell Brook my swoop in and steal Khan’s chance to fight Manny Pacquiao.
Khan is looking to showcase his skills against Samuel Vargas in Birmingham, and the Bolton Boxer hopes that a win against the Canadian leads to a showdown with Pacquiao.
“This is the fight where we find out what Khan has left,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “But Khan has a decision to make, if he beats Vargas, probably within two weeks, do you want Brook?
“Brook has said to me, ‘I want a big fight’. He was going to have a run-out at Wembley [on the Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin bill], but he was just ‘I want the big one’.
“I met with Pacquiao’s people last week as well, and if Khan is too expensive for Pacquiao, because Pacquiao is very expensive, Pacquiao could fight Brook.
“But Brook is going to have to be at 147[lbs] to fight either of those two. He has to start now.”
The Sheffield man marked his super-welterweight debut with a ruthless second-round stoppage victory over Sergey Rabchenko in March.
While Brook made his super-welterweight debut in March over Sergey Rabchenko, promoter Eddie Hearn feels that with a rigorous training camp
But with a lengthy training camp ahead of him, Hearn is confident that Brook can comfortably fight again in a weight class where he held the IBF title, setting up a potential showdown with Khan or Pacquiao.
“He will make 147,” said Hearn. “I still think he’s better at 154, but if he’s got 16 weeks to do it, he’ll be okay.
Is Brook about to gate crash the Pacquiao-Khan fight? It’s wide open for anybody to fight anybody.
“He said ‘who am I fighting?’ I said, ‘it doesn’t matter, you may fight either of those guys, but you need to get into the gym now’.
“Could Brook steal the Pacquiao fight, and Amir is left with nothing? Is Brook about to gate crash the Pacquiao-Khan fight? It’s wide open for anybody to fight anybody.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports