With Sky Sports confirming earlier in the week that Kell Brook wishes to fight once more in 2017 after successful surgery, the hunt for the former IBF champion’s next foe has begun.
While many expect the Sheffield man to make his return at 154lbs, BNTV understands that a meeting between Kell’s father Terry and Amir Khan’s manager Asif Vali about finally staging a bout between the pair has taken place.
A deal was close to being reached earlier in 2017, though a dispute over purses led to Brook facing his mandatory – Errol Spence Jr – instead.
Now, though, the saga continues. Eddie Hearn confirmed to BNTV that both camps were once again in talks, saying:
“Yeah, there are talks going on. Asif left me a voicemail today actually so I need to get back to him. I think it’s a fight that should happen. Amir wants an interim fight, and I think Kell should as well. End of the year, though? We’ll see.”
Both men are understood to have a number of options on the table, and while talks are underway for a potential meeting between the pair, a deal appears to be some way from being reached at this point.