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Promoter Eddie Hearn doesn’t believe that Amir Khan will get a chance to fight Floyd Mayweather next year, and has instead implored him to fight Kell Brook in a huge domestic clash.
Khan has failed to land his shot at Mayweather twice this year, both in May and September with the American opting to fight Argentinian foe Marcos Maidana twice instead.
Having improved his unbeaten record to 47-0, the veteran has insisted that he has two more fights left before he retires, with both set to take place in 2015.
As expected, Khan has continued his desperate chase to fight Mayweather, insisting to reporters in the aftermath of the fight in Las Vegas last weekend that he had even more reason to be confident that he could beat his rival if they were to step into the ring and face off.
However, Hearn doubts that the Bolton-born fighter will secure his dream bout next year either, and has instead asked him to strongly consider the possibility of fighting Brook.
“I said around a year ago I didn’t think Floyd would fight Amir Khan in May. He didn’t. I also said he wouldn’t fight Amir in September. He didn’t. I’m now saying he won’t fight Amir next May,” Hearn wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“Now, I understand that everyone wants that fight but there also comes a time when you have to stop hanging around and prostituting yourself for a shot when you have an opportunity to give the British public what they want in a huge all-British clash with Kell Brook for the world title.
“From our side, we are prepared to go straight into the Khan fight. I spoke to Kell about this and his response was: ‘I’ll beat him with one leg’.”
The IBF welterweight champion is currently recovering after being stabbed on holiday, and after an initial title defence scheduled for December 6 in Sheffield was cancelled, Hearn envisages that Brook will return to training late next month and will be ready to get back in the ring by February or March.
Hearn insisted that he respects Khan as a fighter and for what he has achieved so far in his career, but he will undoubtedly be bitterly disappointed if he is unable to reward British boxing fans with another huge fight between two domestic rivals.