Khan-Brook Agree To Weight Clause, 2019 Fight In Play
The long-awaited and much talked about showdown between Amir Khan and Kell Brook is closer to a reality, as Khan confirmed to a “weight clause” for a 2019 fight.
Eddie Hearn, who promotes both fighters, has been mediating a deal which would see Brook and Khan fighting at 147 pounds and Brook not being able to weigh over 10 pounds than that on fight day.
“Obviously me and Brook are with Eddie Hearn,” said Khan. “I’ve left that to Eddie to do all the negotiations, to speak to both parties, to speak to his trainer, his manager, himself.
“Nothing can stop it. He’s agreed to be 147, and also have a rehydration clause of 10 pounds. I’m happy with that.
“If he’s happy to take that, so am I. That fight can happen then 147 it is, and we’re with the same promotional team, so that makes the fight even easier. Let’s see what happens.”
Hearn hoped to have the fight go down in December at a stadium in the U.K, but Khan wants it in 2019 for proper promotion and a training camp.
“This year, I think will be difficult,” said Khan. “It will be probably next year, because we are coming towards the end and obviously we would want to promote that fight to be a mega fight.
“We want to make it the biggest fight probably in Britain for a long time. The way we do that is by promoting it the right way, and having a good training camp, so that way, there are no excuses.”