Brook Returns In July, Khan In August/September
Kell Brook and Amir Khan are edging closer and closer to a highly anticipated rivalry fight, but will be on separate cards for their next fights.
Per a report from Boxing Scene, Brook is set for a return on July 28th, while Khan may return to Birmingham with an August or September date.
Promoter Eddie Hearn is looking at a potential December clash between the two, but a potential option for Brook is unified super welterweight champion Jarrett Hurd.
“It’s looking like July 28 possibly at the O2 Arena,” Hearn said to Boxing Scene.
“With Kell, he really likes the Jarrett Hurd fight. It’s a very tough fight, it’s a great fight, but I would like to see him have one more because he got a round and a half against Rabchenko. He feels great at 154lbs. Jarrett Hurd is a huge super welterweight, and Kell is just a normal super welterweight. It’s really taking another massive challenge and Jarrett Hurd, whilst he’s a brilliant fighter, hasn’t yet got the profile in the States for that to be a huge payday and obviously the focus for Kell is Amir Khan. That’s the one we want, everybody wants for December.”
“We’ve wanted to go there for a while,” Hearn said this week regarding Khan fighting in Birmingham.
“We haven’t been there for over a year. The venue hasn’t been available. I think Amir would go down well in Birmingham. Obviously, we sold out the Echo (Arena, Liverpool) last time. If we can put on a good fight, with a really strong Midlands undercard, I think it would do really well there.
“Amir needs rounds. If he’s going to dive in to a Brook fight, or any big fight, he needs some rounds. So we need someone who’s going to excite the fans and the public, and also give Amir Khan a solid test. Same for Brook as well.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene