EDDIE Hearn is planning to talk to Amir Khan about finally sealing a deal to fight Kell Brook.

The Matchroom promoter reached out to the Bolton fighter after comments last week that at 34, he was interested in a battle of Britain that has been talked about throughout both fighters’ careers.

Hearn worked with Khan briefly back in 2018 and was part of Sheffield favourite Brook’s team until his defeat to Terrence Crawford in Las Vegas in November.

The boxing bigwig concedes that the fight is not the must-see attraction it once was, but it is one that would still draw in plenty of fight fans as two of Britain’s most celebrated fighters of recent years meet.

“He (Khan) never wanted to do the fight when there was a lot of money involved and now there’s a lot less money involved,” Hearn told iFL TV. “I’d still like to do the fight though.

“I actually messaged him the other day and asked him if he wanted to talk about it and he said ‘yeah, when I’m back from Dubai we can have a chat’.

“We’ll talk about it but who knows? There’s still value in the fight. It’s not as big as it once was but we’ll see.”

His relationship has recently broken down with Brook, also 34, but Hearn says the pair have shared “a couple of texts” since he came up short against former Khan foe Crawford.

Bolton’s former unified world super-lightweight champion, who has been out of the ring since beating Billy Dib in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in July 2019, put a potential meeting with Brook back on fight fans’ radars when speaking during a recent Amir Khan Foundation arrangement in Dubai.

It is seen by many observers as the only real option for both men if they are to continue their in-ring careers into 2021.

“I think with Kell Brook, who has always been running his mouth, I think it’s time to put him in his place now,” Khan told the Khaleej Times.

“I think it is about time now to put him in his place and shut him up for good.”

On possible retirement, the Olympic silver medallist added: “The gloves are still on. This year was a bit of a bad year for everybody and boxing was off.

“They wanted to fight behind closed doors. I didn’t really feel like I could motivate myself, but hopefully, if it opens up next year, we can make something happen.

“I want to fight again around March or April and there are so many names out there, there are so many deals on the table, in the Middle East as well. So, let’s see how that plays out,

“I enjoy the sport, still. Honestly, I would be lost without it. I love waking up in the morning, training, running.

“My life is all about boxing and I’ve never really thought about


“It’s hard for me to walk away from it.”