• Welterweight

Hearn: Khan can't dictate terms to Brook

ESPN staff
October 21, 2012

Promoter Eddie Hearn has warned Amir Khan that he will not be able to dictate terms if he wants an all-British showdown against Kell Brook next year.

Brook extended his unbeaten record to 29 professional victories on Saturday night with a third round stoppage of Hector Saldivia in Sheffield, paving the way for a world fight against Devon Alexander.

While Brook admits he would love to "take Khan's chin clean off", he is expected to take a crack at Alexander first ahead of a superfight against Khan next summer.

And Hearn, who was ringside on Saturday night to see Brook see off Saldivia in impressive fashion, is confident a deal can be struck with Khan's camp, but he will not back down over terms.

"His next fight is against a lightweight who can't punch [Carlos Molina]," Hearn said of Khan.

"What is Amir Khan going to do? You're talking about a fight which would be box office, that would fill a stadium and pay both fighters in excess of £2 million. Where else is he going to get that kind of money?

"Amir will want to fight on his terms, but that's not the case now. We're filling stadiums, breaking viewing figures on Sky and the terms would have to be 50-50 and if they can't get their heads around that, it's not going to happen.

"If we win the world title and then fight him, he's not going to take 70-30. I know what his people are about, they are nice people and they love the pound note."

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