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Amir Khan: Kell Brook fight is close

WBN 28/12/2016

Esther Lin

A British super-fight at welterweight between Kell Brook and Amir Khan is getting nearer to completion, according to one of the partipants.

Khan, 30, is ready to sign on the dotted line to face Brook in one of the most anticipating clashes on UK soil in recent times and says the pair are on the verge of an agreement.

“Talks are happening at the moment and we’re waiting on Brook’s team getting back to us,” Khan told The Daily Mirror.

“That fight will sell out a stadium and is the biggest fight in British boxing. It’s been talked about for so long but now it’s close.”

Brook lost out to Gennady Golovkin in September in a fight voted the Best Event of 2016 by the World Boxing Council, whilst Khan was also nominated for his defeat to Canelo Alvarez in May.

A contest has long been talked about between the two fighters, both of whom have been world champions in their own right, and now stand to make millions by finally putting pen to paper.

Regarding Khan’s statement on a venue, promoter Eddie Hearn faces something of a headache as Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko have already agreed to a date of April 29 at Wembley Stadium.

Staging two massive bouts on separate occasions at the famous National Stadium is not usually the norm, although Hearn won’t want to put the two fights on the same bill as they are headliners in their own right.

The Brook v Khan encounter may now be likely to take place over the summer, with the possibilty of the pair fighting warm-ups on the Joshua v Klitschko bill a consideration for Hearn moving forward.

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