News | May 06 2015

EXCLUSIVE Showtime want Kell Brook versus Amir Khan

John Dennen hears why the ‘monster’ Brook-Khan fight is very much on the network’s radar
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DISCUSSIONS for Amir Khan to fight Kell Brook will start up later this year, Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza is convinced, saying, “It would be a monster fight. I think it would be very, very entertaining.”

Kell Brook called out Amir Khan after defending the IBF welterweight title in March. Any negotiations promptly stalled and while Brook defends against on May 30, against Frankie Gavin, Khan fights the day before against Chris Algieri in New York in a fight that won’t be screened by Showtime (Spike televise in the US). But Espinoza, the executive vice president and general manager of sports programming at the network, said, “I fully expect him back on Showtime. A lot of factors go into whether we do a fight or not… It wasn’t the right fight for us.

“We stay in contact with Amir and fully intend to have him back in a high level fight as soon as he gets out of this one.”


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