BRITISH rivals Kell Brook and Amir Khan could, finally, collide in the summer of 2017. Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Boxing News that talks with Khan’s team were getting underway.
“A few talks. We haven’t sat down at a table yet to iron things out but I think that will come,” Hearn said.
“I think Amir wants a fight before he fights Kell, Kell doesn’t. Kell wants to be in big fights. I think realistically that’s a summer fight, rather than a spring fight, but that might suit the schedule better.”
Even though Brook fought Gennady Golovkin at middleweight he would try to move back down to welterweight to fight Amir Khan. Kell is however recovering from an operation after suffering an eye injury in the Golovkin fight.
“He’s back training but obviously he won’t be sparring until January. He says that he’s happy to continue making welterweight. It’s a disadvantage. I think 154lbs is the perfect weight for Kell Brook, when he was at 160, it wasn’t as if he was flabby and he looked great. He was probably a little bit too small for Golovkin,” Hearn said. “I think 154 is great but he could make 147 for the right fight. Khan said he wants it at 147.”