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The Big British Showdown: Could Amir Khan and Kell Brook face each other next year?

Before the likes of the big fighters of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua fighting in Wembley, one big fight which many fight fans wanted to see was the clash between Bolton born and bred Amir Khan and the Sheffield native Kell Brook.

Although the fight didn’t take place years ago when both fighters were in their prime, the promoter of Amir Khan, Eddie Hearn has expressed how both could meet next year in the MEN Arena in Manchester.

Khan has been inactive and living in Dubai after winning his last fight against former featherweight champion Billy Dib in 2 years ago. Kell Brook entered the ring last year against current WBO champion Terence Crawford but came up short after being knocked out.

Both Brits might be past their sale by date as Eddie Hearn expressed in a recent interview stating its nowhere near the fight that could have happened.

Many boxing fans feel the same as they also believe its quite pointless seeing the two fight with the number of loses and inactivity both fighters have had over the years.

The fight really should have happened early 2011 before Khan lost to Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson.

Khan vs Brook does seem like its targeted for February next year at 147lbs which puts Khan at an advantage as Brook only recently fought at 147lbs and lost when we fought Crawford. The fight could however if negotiations are agreed could happen at junior middleweight.

Eddie Hearn has also made it clear rather than the Brook fight he would love to see Khan face the unbeaten prospect Conor Benn who is 24-years-old. It does seem however Khan would not go ahead with this as the risk is too big and the money wouldn’t be right.

 

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