Brook and Khan May Kick Themselves
Brook and Khan May Kick Themselves if the UK super fight doesn’t get made.
Promoter Eddie Hearn is looking forward to Kell Brook vs Amir Kahn showdown in December. However, this is not a sure bet since both fighters have options.
Eddie Hearn believes that they will be making a huge mistake by not making the fight happen. The match would be an opportunity for them to make a lot of money as it is already heavily hyped and anticipated by many boxing fans.
“after their next fight, we’ll be looking to get that fight signed”. Hearn said to Sky Sports.
“It’s the biggest fight out there, but both have options. Brook has the Carlos and Jarret Hurd. Tough fights at 154 pounds. He can drop back to welter for Khan, who also has options—Manny Pacquiao, Danny Garcia, Errol Spence Jr.
“But they will kick themselves forever unless they get it over the line. Fingers crossed- December, if they can both keep winning, we’ll get there for Khan vs Brook.”
In fact, back when Eddie Hearn was signing the three-fight deal with Khan for Matchroom boxing, he was hoping to make the Brook vs Khan fight happen.
Khan’s record stands at 32-4, 20 KOs after he took out Toronto’s Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds and this was after he had been absent from the boxing ring for two years. The fight took place back in April at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Amir Kahn’s next fight will be held on September 8 in Birmingham against Colombia’s Samuel Vargas. He has however made it known that he is not willing to box Kell Brook at a weight above 147 pounds.
Perhaps due to the loss, he suffered two years ago when he was knocked out by Mexican Canelo Alvarez in the 6th round.
Kell Brook went up in weight from the welterweight limit of 147 pounds to 154 pounds.
Brook, in turn, has also made it clear that he is not willing to go back to 147 pounds. His record is at 37-2, 26KOs and will be having his next match at the O2 Arena at the Joseph Parker vs Dillian White Undercard.
Brook will be fighting Brandon Cook from Canada whose record is at 20-1, 13 KOs. The first fight that Brook got after he moved up to 154 pounds was against Sergey Rabchenko from Belarus. He knocked out Rabchenko in the second round back in March 3rd at his hometown in Sheffield.