As Kell Brook prepares for his return in December, his promoter Eddie Hearn cannot look past a potential showdown with fellow Matchroom boxer, Amir Khan.
Khan and Brook have been a fight that has been wanted from both fighters for quite some time, and Hearn feels its closer than you’d expect,” Hearn told FightHub in a recent interview. “Look, we all know we want the Khan fight, and I do believe that fight’s gonna happen around March time. But Kell has only boxed once, and that was in March, so this is really like an elongated training camp where it’s like — to make 147lbs, you’ve gotta keep Kell Brook in the gym. So he plan is to have this fight on December 8th and not leave the gym til March!
“So now the plan is to have this fight, have a couple of days off, straight back to the gym and make sure he can make 147 in the best way possible for Amir Khan in March.”
Outside of Brook cutting weight, what stands in the way is Khan demanding a rehydryation clause for a fight at 147lbs, which would be a deal breaker for Brook.
“The rehydration clause may be a deal breaker…Kell has said openly ‘I will take the fight at 147.’..I really believe the Khan fight’s gonna happen in March. We’re trying to have talks over the next couple of weeks to close that off, let Kell get the win, look good on Dec. 8th, and finally we’ll get the fans that British fans have wanted for so long.”