KELL BROOK defending his IBF welterweight title against Amir Khan would be one of the biggest fights of 2016. Eddie Hearn, Brook’s promoter, has pitched a date and venue to Khan’s team.
“We’re talking, I’ve sent through the figures for a proposed bout June 4 at Wembley [stadium] and I think it will happen,” Hearn told Boxing News earlier. “They know how much money is in the pot. Tell me what you want.”
Khan is on Top Rank’s shortlist to be the opponent for Manny Pacquiao’s final fight so the incentive for Khan is to wait and see what direction Pacquiao chooses to go in.
Brook’s bout with Diego Chaves, scheduled for October 24, was cancelled and is now on hold indefinitely. He has to meet his mandatory challenger, Kevin Bizier, whom he could fight in February. “Kell Brook’s got to fight Kevin Bizier,” Hearn said. “That’s what they [the IBF] have ordered. We don’t want to lose the title. We’ll do everything we can to keep hold of the world title.”