Khan-Brook Talks Fall Through
The proposed British super-fight between Amir Khan and Kell Brook has yet again hit a stall in negotiations. After the two popular boxers have expressed interest in settling their differences for months, it now appears unlikely that they will come to an agreement any time soon.
According to the highly-publicized disagreements between the two camps, Khan asking for a massive split of the revenue is the main roadblock keeping the fight from happening.
Eddie Hearn, Kell Brook’s promoter, said on Twitter that they refuse to accept a fight with a 70-30 percent split in Khan’s favor.
He is correct – at 70-30 we don’t want the fight https://t.co/atpaLH8q8j
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) January 23, 2017
Khan did not dispute that he was asking for that substantial of a split, instead arguing that a fight between he and Brook would earn Brook his highest payday ever and they should accept that Khan is the bigger draw.
Unsurprisingly, Kell Brook stepped in for his promoter with his own statement, tweeting: "Who da f@ck is that guy!" as a response to Khan.
Quick to remind Brook of his financial standing, Khan responded with a link to a page that suggests his net worth is $30 million.
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) January 23, 2017
Of course, Brook did not take the high road from there. He replied with a photograph of Khan unconscious after suffering a brutal knockout to Canelo Alvarez last year.
— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) January 23, 2017
It is unlikely that the egos at play will allow this fight to happen in the near future. Brook has the option to defend his title against mandatory challenger Errol Spence or vacate the belt and move up to junior middleweight.