Wembley will beat Sheffield United to Kell Brook v Amir Khan show

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Wembley Stadium will beat Bramall Lane to host the Kell Brook v Amir Khan contest next year, if both boxing parties agree on their respective financial packages.

Brook is a Sheffield United fan - and the notion of filling the Lane is an attractive one for him.

d'Eddie Hearn

d'Eddie Hearn

But when The Star asked the new world champion which venue he’d prefer, he replied: “The bigger the better. I loved the Froch v Groves turnout there!”

His promoter Eddie Hearn, while accepting the battle would be a War of the Roses event, also feels the national stadium would be ideal.

“Wembley is certainly bigger” said Hearn. “My job is to maximise the earnings for both fighters. Both fighters are going to want a lot of money for that fight. They are going to want the biggest venue possible. Is it a London fight or is it a fight for up north? I mean, one is from Lancashire one is from Yorkshire.

“That would make me think it should be up north, but we’ve seen what we’ve done at Wembley (Groves v Froch) and there is the appetite there, and with the stadium itself. I am sure with any stadium would lap that fight up. But first of all we have to get it made.”

Before that spectacle, Hearn has to get an opponent lined up for Brook’s first IBF weltwerweight defence at Sheffield Arena on December 6.

“A defence of the world title; that’s what he wants to do in front of the people of Sheffield. There are some big names in the mix. It will be a big fight, a legitimate test” said Hearn. “There are not going to be any easy nights for Kell. He’s in a division with so many opportunities, it leads towards the Amir Khan fight in Spring/Summer next year.

“But we have to have one eye on the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather and there are other champions in the division. Ultimately the aim is to unify.”