Eddie Hearn: There’s Still Value In Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn believes that putting together Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook may still be worthwhile.
Khan hasn’t been in action since July 2019 when he defeated Billy Dib via fourth-round TKO. It was a bounce-back win for Khan, who was stopped by Terence Crawford in their WBO Welterweight Title fight. The win improved his record to 34-5 and it was his 21st victory by way of knockout.
As for Brook, he challenged Crawford for the WBO Welterweight gold in his last outing. Brook was stopped via TKO in the fourth round.
There has been bad blood brewing between Khan and Brook for a while and Hearn still believes there could be an opportunity to capitalize. Here’s what he told iFL TV (via BoxingScene.com).
“Now, there’s a lot less money involved, but I’d still like to do the fight. I messaged [Khan] the other day, ‘Do you want to talk about it?’ He said, ‘Yeah, when I’m back from Dubai. We can have a chat.’ There’s still value in the fight. It’s not as big as it once was, but we’ll see.”
Brook had previously told Boxing News that he didn’t see the fight ever materializing and he blames Khan.
“It will never happen and whose fault do you think it is? It’s high risk and high reward for him but he doesn’t want the high risk. He lives a certain way, he has a certain lifestyle, and he spends money quick. He wants the money, I’m sure, but he doesn’t want the defeat.