A potential all-British showdown between Amir Khan and Kell Brook at Wembley stadium is in the works for 2016.
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Eddie Hearn Provides Latest on Potential Fight
Wednesday, Dec. 30
Promoter Eddie Hearn told Boxing News (h/t John Dennen of BoxingNewsOnline.net) some tentative discussions have been held with key figures at Wembley about a possible summer bout, and he's confident it'll go ahead.
“We’re talking, I’ve sent through the figures for a proposed bout June 4 at Wembley [stadium] and I think it will happen,” said Hearn. “They know how much money is in the pot. Tell me what you want.”
The needle between the pair has been longstanding, as is evident from this exchange back in 2012 on Sky Sports' Ringside:
As noted in the piece, there still seems to be a way to go before Khan-Brook does become a reality. Khan remains one of Top Rank’s shortlisted fighters to square off against Manny Pacquiao in 2016, meaning the Bolton-born puncher is likely to wait a little longer before making a final decision on his next opponent.
Brook also has a mandatory defence of his IBF belt to make against Kevin Bizier, with Hearn revealing to Dennen the man from Sheffield is not willing to relinquish the belt:
“Kell Brook’s got to fight Kevin Bizier. 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.”
Should these two eventually get in the ring it would undoubtedly be one of the most significant fights in British boxing history.
Both men are seeking to establish themselves at the summit of the weight class.
With Pacquiao reaching the end of his career and Floyd Mayweather no longer on the scene, there is an opportunity for Brook or Khan to cement themselves as one of the top fighters in the division; a win under the Wembley arch in front of a packed house would certainly aid in quickening that process.