Eddie Hearn Led To Imagine Amir Khan Will Invoke Rapid Rematch Clause And Face Kell Brook As soon as Once more

Posted on 03/07/2022

By: Hans Themistode

Properly earlier than Kell Brook violently closed the door on his rivalry with Amir Khan, Eddie Hearn was already envisioning a showdown between the previous IBF welterweight titlist and present welterweight contender, Conor Benn.

Contemplating that Benn has walked by way of everybody positioned in entrance of him, Hearn believes he has a future celebrity and soon-to-be world champion on his fingers. Greater than something, the longtime promoter is making an attempt to spice up Benn’s reputation whereas growing his general resume.

Though Hearn is satisfied {that a} win over Brook would do exactly that, he reveals that coming to phrases on a monetary settlement with Brook is completely not possible at this level.

“I don’t need to let you know what he requested for but it surely was barely OTT (excessive),” mentioned Hearn throughout an interview with IFL TV. “I mainly supplied him greater than he received to struggle Amir Khan. They requested for over 3 times what I supplied them.”

In Hearn’s opinion, Brook’s brazen financial request locations an all British contest towards Benn on ice in the meanwhile. Nonetheless, even when Brook had been to decrease his pecuniary calls for, Hearn believes he’ll nonetheless be pressured to dig deep into his pockets to acquiesce one other British star, one thing he isn’t prepared to do.

“I’ve heard really, that Amir Khan goes to invoke the rematch clause, bizarrely. Individuals have already contacted us saying, ‘would you prefer to pay us step apart to not invoke the rematch clause.’ You go on and do Khan/Brook 2.”

Just some quick weeks in the past, Brook and Khan settled their pugilistic rivalry within the ring. Following years of pent frustration and chronic call-outs, Brook handed Khan a one-sided beating in entrance of a jam-packed British crowd at Manchester Enviornment.

Brook pummeled Khan into submission, forcing referee Victor Loughlin to name a halt to their contest within the sixth spherical. Earlier than the 2 fought within the ring, nonetheless, as a part of their lengthy and drawn-out negotiations, Khan put in a right away rematch clause on his facet of the deal. Whereas it’s unclear if Khan will, in truth, invoke his proper to face Brook as soon as extra, Hearn is led to consider that there’s a great probability that the previous Olympic silver medalist and one time unified 140-pound titlist will achieve this.

Till Brook will get issues so as, Hearn isn’t keen on stalling the profession of the 25-year-old Benn. With victories over Adrian Granados and Chris Algieri in 2021, Hearn is anxious to proceed Benn’s maturation course of. As for what could possibly be subsequent, Hearn shunned naming a precise goal. He did, nonetheless, unveil when everybody can anticipate to see Benn stroll by way of the ropes once more.

“His subsequent struggle will likely be introduced for April sixteenth.”

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