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Hearn: Talks set to begin with Khan’s camp over Brook clash

Phil Jay 20/08/2014

Matchroom Boss Eddie Hearn has suggested that new world champion Kell Brook will focus his attention on a massive UK clash with Amir Khan, rather than chasing a May 2015 bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Upon defeated American Shawn Porter in California on Saturday night, Brook had stated that Khan could get in line and that he wanted to fight Keith Thurman or Mayweather – which has seemingly been overruled by Hearn.

Due to the success of the Carl Froch v George Groves rematch at Wembley earlier this year, a fight that has gone down as the most lucrative British clash of all time, Hearn is now hoping to replicate those numbers with Brook and Khan.

“For me it is an outdoor event for spring or summer 2015,” Hearn told BBC Radio Sheffield.

“It is the same sort of size as Carl Froch against George Groves and it would be good to see it at Wembley or Bramall Lane or Old Trafford.”

On whether negotiations are in the pipeline, Hearn added: “I think talks will begin with Khan’s camp possibly this week.”

Brook, 28, proved his worth with a solid performance against a previously undefeated and much thought of US prospect in Porter and matching him with Khan would only keep interest in the Yorkshireman at a premium Stateside.

Potential opponent Khan watched on as guest of Sky Sports as Brook capped his defining night by taking home the coveted IBF title, and after some hesitation previously, is now fully on board with getting the fight made at some point down the line.

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