Eddie Hearn: Kell Brook wants Amir Khan next


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Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed Kell Brook is looking to take on Amir Khan in his next bout after confirming he wants to stay at welterweight.

The IBF champion has not defended his belt since March and reports suggested he could step up a weight in 2017.

The Sheffield fighter proved his world-class credentials with a gutsy display against Gennady Golovkin at middleweight in September, and he revealed on Friday that he plans to remain at 147lbs, with plenty of unification fights in the pipeline.

Khan is also looking to stay active in 2017 and admitted last month that an all-British clash would only happen at welterweight, but Hearn insists their camp are ready to sign for the fight.

Both Brook and Khan have shown interest in the fight in the past but Hearn believes the Bolton man is still debating his next move, as he tries to win Danny Garcia’s WBC belt.

Speaking ahead of a possible showdown in 2017, he told Sky Sports: “I think Amir wants to have another fight and build towards that fight.

“We’re easy, but let’s make these fights the British fight fans want, and Brook-Khan is just one we’re dying for.

“It’s one of the biggest fights in Britain and now a huge fight in world boxing. “If Amir is ready to take that fight next, let’s just get it on. We could do a deal in 10 minutes in a room, we really can.”

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