Hearn – I think Brook will fight again

Eddie Hearn believes Kell Brook will fight again after his imperious victory over Amir Khan last weekend.

‘Special K’ hadn’t fought since his loss to Terrance Crawford back in 2020, but showed no signs of ring rust in his dominant display against his bitter rival Khan.

We caught up with Hearn on the Lightweight Boxing Show, and he believes a “massive fight” against fellow welterweight Conor Benn could next on the cards for Brook:

“I’m delighted for Kell. I don’t think it was the fight it once could have been, but it was still a lot of fun.

“And credit to Amir Khan, he hadn’t boxed for three years and he never stopped trying to win. And Kell, as he grew in confidence in the fight, looked better and better. I said to him; ‘Look, you’ve got a massive fight here against Conor Benn. Why would you go up to middleweight [to fight Chris Eubank Jr.] when you’ve got the Conor Benn fight?’

“He’s going to want a lot of money to fight again, and I know Conor Benn is ready to take all these big fights.”

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When asked if he thinks Brook will fight again, Hearn responded:

“I think he’ll [Brook] fight again, because I know the kind of numbers I’ll be offering for that fight and it’s a lot of money!”

We also asked Hearn about the upcoming bout between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte, which is scheduled to take place on the 23rd April. Hearn has promoted ‘The Body Snatcher’ since 2015 and says he’s rooting for Whyte to dethrone ‘The Gypsy King’.

“I’m here for Dillian – I have been the whole process and I’m here to support him in any way. I’m desperate to see him become world heavyweight champion, I’m over the moon he’s got his shot and I love the game he’s playing.

“He’s got everybody calling out ‘Where are you Dillian?’ and I’ll tell you where he is – in the gym, working like a dog in Portugal to try and become the world heavyweight champion.

“There was never any doubt about him signing a contract [to fight Fury] but things have got to be right and he’s got a good team of people around him. I’ll be there to support him all the way.”

Fury is currently 1/8 to win the fight, Whyte 5/1, and the draw is 25/1.

Hearn also revealed that Anthony Joshua’s preferred venue for his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk would be back in London but says that they’ve had “a number of offers to stage that fight”.

“I spoke to Daniel Levy last night. I’d love to go back to Spurs for the rematch, I thought it was the most incredible stadium.

“It’s the biggest heavyweight fight this year, and I think it’s going to be a major fight, a major focal point around the world. There’s a lot on interest – my preference and I think AJ’s interest would be to do it back in London.”

“The contracts are signed, everything’s done. We’ve just got to agree on date and venue, which I think will be quite straightforward, and hopefully we do that in the next couple of weeks.”

Joshua has confirmed a change of coaching team for the rematch, and Hearn says he thinks when camp starts officially, AJ will make an announcement regarding this.

Usyk is 2/5 to win the rematch, Joshua is 2/1, while the draw is 20/1.

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