Hearn: Khan and Brook Owe Fans a Fight
Kell Brook returns to the ring on Dec. 8 against Michael Zerafa, but fans await negotiations for a bout between him and rival Amir Khan to be completed.
It is unknown if Khan will be at ringside for the bout, but Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, who promotes both Brook and Khan, says Khan will be there. He further stated that Khan has a number of other options against American rivals — including Danny Garcia, WBC Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter and WBO champion Terence “Bud” Crawford.
But he feels Khan and Brook owe it to boxing fans to face off.
“You know where I sit with it. They’re all great fights, there’s only one fight for me, and that’s the Kell Brook fight and I think as British fight fans, as the general public, I think they almost owe it to us, to give us that fight,” Hearn said. “We’ve wanted it for so long. It’s there, there’s no excuses why that fight shouldn’t be made. We’re working on that at the moment.”
While it’s less likely, Hearn still hopes to complete negotiations prior to Brook’s Dec. 8 fight.
“I just feel like we’ve got to get this done,” Hearn said. “It’s definitely the frontrunner, there are other options for Amir Khan, but for me, these guys owe it to the British public.
I don’t think we should forgive them, if they don’t give us this fight. Pressure is on them, pressure is on me, and first things first, Kell Brook does the business.
Original Story: Sky Sports