Watch: Eddie Hearn confirms Khan v Brook clash ‘edging closer’

Phil Jay 29/01/2016
Kell Brook Amir Khan

Esther Lin

A massive UK welterweight clash between Kell Brook and Amir Khan is ‘edging closer’ for a possible date of June 4 at Wembley Stadium.

Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn is working hard to bring both sides closer together as monetary disagreements continue to block the fight.

IBF champion Brook wants a 50/50 split, whilst Khan believes he deserves more from the pot, although Hearn is still confident he can work it out.

“It’s edging closer,” Hearn told Kugan Cassius of IFL TV. “When there’s dialogue and communication, you’re always hopeful. Everyone’s talking to get this done.

“I’m talking to (Al) Haymon and his team, my dad talked to Amir via direct message and Amir spoke to Adam Smith this morning (Thursday).

“What that means is everyone wants the fight – which is good news.

Hearn went on: “All the messages going back and forth are that we want this fight and I think it will get made.”

Khan, 29, had been quoted earlier this week saying ‘the time is right to fight Kell Brook’ and may be willing to pass up a mandatory WBC title chance against old foe Danny Garcia in order to make the fight happpen.

Pitting the two best 147 pound fighters in Britain together would be far more lucrative than a US clash against any other name (apart from Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao) to both and makes sense for all parties to find a happy medium.

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