Negotiations appeared to have come to a stand still for the potential UK Super fight which would pit rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook against one another, a fight which initially generated excitement amongst UK fight fans unfortunately was one that threatened to be short lived as ego’s took over with Khan claiming to be the bigger attraction whilst Brook argued the fact that he was in the better position of the two being that he was world champion, all in all it meant that the fight was far from reaching it’s conclusion.
Recently Amir Khan revived the fight giving indication that the fight was far from dead, revealing to media recently that he had talked to Matchroom Boxing / Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn to stage the fight at Wembley Stadium.
Matchroom’s Hearn agreed that he had talked to Khan about the possibility of the fight happening even going further into offering a date in November but claimed that Khan said that the fight must be temporarily put on the back burner.
Khan expanded on the conversation by telling the National “Eddie sent me a text and I invited him to Bolton, We had a meeting at my office and we discussed everything for a potential fight against Brook in 2016.”
Khan’s star continues to rise in America fighting his last three contests across the Atlantic where he featured heavily but the dream of facing Floyd Mayweather looks bleaker with each passing day with boxing’s pound 4 pound king reportedly looking to face Andre Berto in September.
It is because of his standing globally in the sport of boxing that Khan believes his nemesis Kell Brook will need to build his own profile to match his own, especially in the states for this fight to be as big as he believes it should be
He said: “I have made it clear to Eddie that I want this fight to be a big fight worldwide, not just in the UK.
“I told him Kell needs to fight a couple of big names and beat them, obviously. That will make our fight even bigger.
“The fight will be a Khan Promotions and Matchroom Promotions event in the UK, at Wembley Stadium.”
Brook must firstly defend his IBF welterweight title in a bout planned for October, while Khan is also due to take one more fight before the end of the year, and the Sheffield boxer is determined to stay on course for the bumper clash.
“I know that talks are on the way. It looks like British fans might finally get the fight that is well overdue,” Brook told Sky Sports.
“I’m due to fight in October and I think he is expected to fight in November, so let’s get those wins and build towards a huge summer showdown next year.
“It will fill any open-air arena. I think it will build into an even bigger fight, so we might have to build it up a little bit more.
“It would mean everything, especially being involved in boxing all my life. It doesn’t get any bigger than walking out in your own country, with a packed out stadium, full of people anticipating the fight.”
After winning the IBF welterweight strap against Shawn Porter last August, Kell Brook has made two successful defences of his world title, but the Sheffield fighter is looking for an opponent who will elevate his status on both a British and world level.
However, with Brook scheduled to make his next appearance on October 24, he has been left frustrated by the failure to secure a bout with Amir Khan, while long-term candidate Brandon Rios is out of the running. A number of other major names are also unavailable, meaning that the 29-year-old has limited options as he looks to secure a notable foe.
Brook’s long-running feud with Khan dates back to sparring sessions in the amateur ranks, with both fighters suggesting they were the better man.
‘The Special One’ admits he would relish the opportunity to silence Khan with a convincing win in front of a massive watching audience.
Brook said: “It would be so satisfying because I’m hearing the name, I’m hearing about the fight wherever I go, whatever I do, so it will put a lot of things to bed.
“It’s been too long and I think the fight has to happen.”