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Amir Khan explains what needs to happen for Kell Brook fight to be organised

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Amir Khan’s last fight was over a year ago and resulted in a defeat against the highly-rated Mexican Saul "Canelo" Álvarez for the WBC World middleweight title.

Since then, the man from Bolton has endured a turbulent 18 months which saw the 30-year-old ditch his long term trainer and father Shah following a family feud and endured problems with his wife.

Ahead of the Mayweather - McGregor bout in Las Vegas last week, Khan sat down with British journalists and explained what his next move would be and discussed his rivalry with Kell Brook.

Khan and Brook have been linked with a clash over the last few years but are yet to meet in the ring.

It's a prospect that looks even less likely to happen after Khan's latest comments, where he has revealed the only way he will agree to a fight is if Brook drops Eddie Hearn as his promoter. 

"Look at me, I’ve been travelling to training camp, keeping my training up whereas Brook is on a plane getting p****d somewhere. That’s the difference between a professional sportsman and someone who is just f*****g about and wants that big payday fight," Khan said, as per Boxing News.

“The only way I would take that Brook fight is if he left Eddie Hearn.

“I just don’t like Eddie Hearn, I think he’s very disrespectful and he’s never come clear with me. If he really wanted the fight between me and Kell Brook he should not be speaking to me, he should be speaking to Al Haymon. I always said that to him.”

That not the only issue Khan has with Hearn, though. According to the 30-year-old, the boxing promoter approached him and essentially told the boxer that he would beat his man Brook in the ring but had his sights firmly on the financial benefits. 

“When a guy comes to me, like Eddie Hearn did, and says ‘I know you’ll beat Kell Brook, it will make you a lot of money, let’s give him that big pay cheque’.

“Eddie Hearn said that to me, he knows I’d beat Kell Brook, there are levels in boxing. I don’t really rate Kell Brook.”

The reality is though; Brook dropping Hearn is a non-starter. So if not Brook, who will be Khan's next fight?

The 2004 Olympian said that he was targeting a bout with Lamont Peterson, Keith Thurman or Errol Spence and believes all three fighters were winnable.

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