Hearn Excited For a Brook-Khan Fight
Amir Khan and Kell Brook are getting closer and closer to a fight that Khan claims “cannot be stopped” from happening, and Eddie Hearn is hoping to do whatever he can to make this “special moment” happen.
Khan and Brook look to square off in early 2019, potentially at welterweight, and Hearn claims the two sides are closer than they’ve ever been.
“It’s the first time where we’ve probably actively negotiated and it has never happened before,” The Matchroom boss told Sky Sports. “Probably in five years trying to make this fight we’ve never been at a stage where we are actually going back and forth with information, planning dates, and things like that.
“There is a long way to go, but I do believe now that both guys have got it in their head that that fight will happen in February or March next year.”
When it comes to what happens between now and next year, Hearn claims Khan will take a brief break after his most recent fight, while Brook is looking at a return in just under two months.
“Kell will probably box in Sheffield on December 8th,” Hearn said this week. “He hasn’t boxed since March, Amir obviously just boxed and I am hopeful and excited that this fight, that has eluded us for so long, could be close to happening.”
“Kell would like to fight at 150lbs but Amir has got a point: ‘I am a welterweight, if you want this fight, come to my weight’ – and Kell can make 147,” Hearn said.
“He’s already in camp and has been for a long time because he knows he can’t afford to make any mistakes if he’s going to make 147.
“He can make it, there is talk of a rehydration clause but nothing is confirmed on that… It’s not going to be easy, both guys are going to want their advantages going into this fight, but I just want to get it made.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports