• September 17, 2021

Exclusive: Eddie Hearn believes Amir Khan vs Kell Brook is finally going to happen, but admits he might not be promoting it

 Exclusive: Eddie Hearn believes Amir Khan vs Kell Brook is finally going to happen, but admits he might not be promoting it


Seven years after it first appeared a realistic possibility, Amir Khan vs Kell Brook could finally be on the verge of happening.

This is according to promoter Eddie Hearn who has previously represented both men and was unable to match them together for several years.

Khan was a unified champion at super-lightweight and then welterweight

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Khan was a unified champion at super-lightweight and then welterweight

At first, Brook was a rising welterweight contender around the time Khan was champion in weight class below.

Khan was dethroned and moved up to join his fellow Brit at 147lbs.

Brook then won his world title in late 2014 and they seemed destined to meet in a British super fight.

However, despite several attempts over the years that followed, the contest never came to fruition.

Now, both men have been stopped multiple times by other opponents and appear to be nearing the ends of their careers.

As such, they both recognise that this is their final chance to face off.

Brook became IBF world champion at welterweight

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Brook became IBF world champion at welterweight

When asked if he believes recent rumours suggesting that the fight could happen now, Hearn told Behind the Gloves: “I think you will get it, yeah.

“I’ve had a couple of chats with them, I think there’s a few broadcasters looking at it. I don’t know if we’ll do it.

“It’s still a big fight, not what it once was, let’s be honest, but it’s still an intriguing fight.

“I don’t know it’ll definitely happen, but you do finally have the two guys going, ‘Yeah, it’s probably win or bust and it’ll be my last one if I lose.’

They met ringside at Oleksandr Usyk vs Tony Bellew back in 2018, but still couldn’t get the fight made

They met ringside at Oleksandr Usyk vs Tony Bellew back in 2018, but still couldn’t get the fight made

“At one stage it was for the world championship, a legacy fight in the division. Now it’s just a grudge match.

“It’s still great and I’d still put it on myself. It’s still a good fight.

“But yeah, there are definitely talks.

“I think they’re just pitching it out there, their representatives, to say, ‘Who wants to pay up?’”





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