British pair expected to return to ring on same night on December 6 ahead of grudge match…
Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that he hopes to make an announcement in the next month on a potential blockbuster clash between Kell Brook and Amir Khan.
After Brook was crowned the IBF welterweight champion with his victory over Shawn Porter in California last month, the Sheffield-born fighter is expected to make the first defence of his title on December 6.
Meanwhile, Khan is also expected to make his return to the ring on the same night in the USA, with the pair then scheduled to lock horns next summer with Wembley being touted as a possible venue.
The rivalry between the two stems back years with both involved in a heated exchange of words on Ringside three years ago, and Brook insisted after defeating Porter that he was the “top dog” in Britain now and would silence Khan.
It seems likely that he will be given that opportunity next May, with Hearn optimistic that he can secure a date at Wembley.
“Talks are ongoing over a fight between Kell Brook and Amir Khan. It is going well because I think everyone realises it makes sense,” Hearn said, the Daily Mail reports.
“Everything so far has been very straightforward and I am in talks with Wembley over a May date. They want us back there as soon as possible after the success of Froch-Groves – I have no doubt in my mind that we would fill that stadium again. I hope to have this tied up in the next month or so.”
Hearn has previously insisted that a clash between the two would be “equally as big as” Froch-Groves II, after they successfully sold out Wembley for their rematch back in May.
While Khan continues to chase a fight with Floyd Mayweather, it is expected that the unbeaten American will finally face Manny Pacquiao next year and so Khan will be forced to look elsewhere. Given the numbers on the table as well as the magnitude of the fight, a bout with Brook would undoubtedly make the most sense.
Both men have been vocal in that they are confident of beating the other, and it looks as though British fight fans will be rewarded with another huge night next year if the pair come through their next tests unscathed in December.