Boxing: Bolton’s Amir Khan v Sheffield’s Kell Brook: Eddie Hearn wants June date

Kell Brook and Eddie Hearn. Picture: Andrew Roe
Kell Brook and Eddie Hearn. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Eddie Hearn has pencilled in a Kell Brook v Amir Khan date for June 13.

The Sheffield world champion’s promoter says he has been encouraged by discussions with the Bolton star’s team. “We’ve seen in the past week with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao that the big fights can be made. That gives me hope that we finally might get Amir and Kell in a ring.

“They are two great fighters at the top of their game – a fight the people of Britain would love to see. I had a good conversation with Khan’s people a week ago, they told me this fight will happen one day. Why wait? Let’s get this done in the summer. The date of June 13 would work – let’s make it.”

He told the Daily Mail: “Amir would love to fight the winner of Mayweather and Pacquiao – who wouldn’t? That’s the fight Kell would love as well. Assuming Mayweather-Pacquiao is not a draw, there will be only two world champions in the welterweight division – the winner and Kell. The dream for Kell would be a unification fight against the winner, but make no mistake, he is desperate to fight Khan once he has fought Jo Jo Dan on March 28.

“From Khan’s perspective, it makes sense to fight Kell. I’ve spoken here before about the money involved – he won’t get more against anyone else. And if he thinks he can beat Kell he should take the fight because his chances of fighting Mayweather or Pacquiao will be much greater with a world title behind him.”