Eddie Hearn has claimed a fight between Kell Brook and Amir Khan will be confirmed next month. The two British stars have so far avoided each other, with many claiming it should have happened two or three years ago.
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However, both camps are working hard to get the deal done as they try to move on to world honours in 2019.
Hearn is looking at late February or early March for the contest and is expecting talks to conclude in the next two weeks.
“I believe the fight will happen and I think it will be done before the end of the year,” he told Sky Sports. “I’d like to get it done before Kell’s fight with (Michael) Zerafa and we can get them both in the ring. I believe it is Amir Khan’s birthday, December 8 as well.
“If we are going to get it done for February or March, we must get it done before the end of the year. “It is the biggest fight out there for British boxing, outside (Anthony) Joshua against (Deontay) Wilder, and it’s a fight everyone’s wanted for years and years and years.
“It’s a brilliant fight and, like I said, it’s the first time both guys have sort of accepted ‘this is the next fight for me’.”