Hearn pushing for summer date which could be at Wembley.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that he held promising talks with Amir Khan’s camp last week over a huge domestic grudge match against Kell Brook.
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Brook has made no secret of his desire to silence Khan and has been chasing the fight for years, but Khan has continually dismissed him for not being a big enough name.
That theory was put under further scrutiny after Brook became the IBF welterweight champion last year, and after making a mandatory defence against Jo Jo Dan on March 28, the Sheffield-born fighter will be looking for a high profile fighter to establish himself on the world scene.
Khan has now missed out on an opportunity to fight either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, and so the best opportunity that he has in front of him this summer is a big domestic showdown with Brook.
“They are two great fighters at the top of their game – it is a fight the people of Britain would love to see. I can reveal here that I had a good conversation with Khan’s people just over a week ago and they told me this fight will happen one day,” Hearn wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“My thought is why wait? Let’s get this done in the summer. The date of June 13 would work – let’s make it.”
Hearn conceded that he understands that Khan will want to fight the winner of Mayweather-Pacquiao, but so does Brook. As a result, he questioned why the pair wouldn’t finally face off and then look to unify the division against their illustrious rivals later in the year.
While there is no other fight out there for Khan that would make him as much money, it is also a fight that British boxing fans would love and if the date can be set for June 13, then it is more than possible that it could repeat the success of Froch vs Groves II and sell out Wembley.