Brook crowned new IBF champion after defeating Shawn Porter on Saturday night…
Eddie Hearn believes that a clash between Kell Brook and Amir Khan next summer could be “as big as” the Wembley battle between Carl Froch and George Groves.
After years of talking up a fight with Khan, the tables have turned after Saturday night when Brook was crowned the new IBF welterweight champion after his points win over Shawn Porter.
Although the Sheffield-born fighter called out his domestic rival after the fight, he also warned him to “get in the queue” as ultimately his victory in California will open numerous doors in his next few fights.
While there is a possibility of fighting huge names of the ilk of Juan Manuel Marquez and Floyd Mayweather further down the line, there is a significant demand from the British boxing fans to see Brook in the ring with Khan.
However, Hearn has warned Khan to be sensible in negotiations moving forward as Brook will now be calling the shots to an extent given that he is the one in possession of a world title.
“I think that fight will grow and grow and now there is a reason to make the fight happen,” said Hearn, the Mirror reports.
“Of course, the terms change, which will make it more difficult to make the fight. But if everyone is sensible, there is so much money in the fight, it’s one that has got to be made.”
Brook is expected to make a voluntary defence of his title in Sheffield later this year, with Hearn suggesting that it could take place on the same night as Khan is next scheduled to fight, on December 6.
In addition, the Matchroom promoter also insisted that this domestic fight has the potential to be as big as Froch vs Groves II, with the pair selling out Wembley stadium back in May.
“It would be lovely to get Kell a defence in Sheffield,” Hearn added. “He deserves that homecoming.
“Khan will box on December 6, we’ll probably box on the same night. So let’s do it next summer and I think we can have something nearly as big as Froch v Groves.”