Eddie Hearn is ready to give Amir Khan a huge payday in a bid to entice the former world champion into a meeting with welterweight king Kell Brook later in the year.
Khan, 28, has long avoided taking on Brook in what would be a massive British pay-per-view extravaganza, possibly at Wembley Stadium, and Matchroom promoter Hearn would have no problem listening to what the ex-unified 140lb title holder would require to sign the contract.
“We wait and wait on Khan. Maybe if he doesn’t get the Mayweather fight then it’s an idea he’ll start to entertain. They’ve never entertained it before or wanted to find out terms,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
“They know we’d take the fight in a heartbeat. We know Amir would be looking for the better end of the deal and perhaps that’s possible but until we sit down and discuss it, it’s just a pipe dream.
“I don’t think Khan is interested in the Brook fight. He mentions every welterweight apart from Brook. Everybody seems to wants the fight apart from Amir.”
Everything is on hold until Floyd Mayweather Jr confirms or not whether Khan will be in the opposite corner on September 12, although rumours are rife that Andre Berto will be the chosen one in a non-PPV event on CBS.