Amir Khan FINALLY set for showdown with rival Kell Brook after talks this week with promoter Eddie Hearn as Sky Sports and DAZN eye Battle of Britain clash in December
- Amir Khan set to finally secure a showdown with fellow Brit Kell Brook
- Former world champions have been unable to agree bout several times in past
- Promoter Eddie Hearn says both fighters are working hard to sell the showdown
Amir Khan is set to take on old rival Kell Brook in a festive cracker following talks with promoter Eddie Hearn.
The former world champions have been unable to agree terms on the bout in the past but have finally agreed to battle, with an eye on a December cash-out clash in Saudi Arabia.
Khan, 34, met with Hearn on Tuesday to make the ‘Battle of Britain’ finally happen as he bids to ‘settle the score’ with his fellow Northerner.
Amir Khan (left) is finally set for a showdown with welterweight rival Kell Brook (right)
And the Matchroom boss said he was confident of putting on a show.
Hearn told the Sun: ‘I would do the fight, it is still a great fight, but it is not the fight it once was.
‘It’s an auction with two guys who want to make as much money as they can. I want to do the fight but only at the right price.
The Olympic silver medalist met with promoter Eddie Hearn to make the fight happen
‘Both guys see this as their last fight so whoever pays the most money (promoter/broadcaster) will get the fight.
‘DAZN has an idea of what we think the fight is worth, I think Sky would just put it on pay-per-view and that could be risky.’
Khan has been out of action since his 2019 victory over Billy Dib, while Brook’s most recent fight was a stoppage loss to WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in November.
Khan has been out of action since a 2019 victory over Billy Dib but is ready to return
With both fighters now in their 30s, the pair will not be facing off at the peak of their powers, but Khan still believes the fight will be a spectacle and is focusing all his efforts on making it happen.
The Olympic silver medalist Khan told Sky Sports: ‘I think now is the right time to make that fight happen with Kell. We both have been world champions. We’re both British and in the north as well.’
Brook added: ‘Aside from AJ vs Tyson Fury, it is still the biggest fight in British boxing. And I still think everyone will get very excited about this fight.’
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