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KHAN SAYS NOTHING CAN STOP A 2019 BOUT WITH KELL BROOK

Amir Khan says that “Nothing can Stop” his fight going ahead with domestic rival Kell Brook after the two agreed on a weight clause for a fight that is being pencilled in for 2019.

Brook says he is willing to take the fight at 147lbs with Khan suggesting he is also unable to put on more than 10lbs on the day of the bout.

“Obviously me and Brook are with Eddie Hearn,” said Khan. “I’ve left that to Eddie to do all the negotiations, to speak to both parties, to speak to his trainer, his manager, himself.

“But look, it’s a fight I would love to have, and I think it would make a lot of money financially for both fighters, but at the same time, it would be a massive fight in the UK. It’s a fight that the fans want. Why not make it happen?

“Nothing can stop it. He’s agreed to be 147, and also have a rehydration clause of 10 pounds. I’m happy with that.

“If he’s happy to take that, so am I. That fight can happen then 147 it is, and we’re with the same promotional team, so that makes the fight even easier. Let’s see what happens.”

It was originally thought that Hearn wanted to make the fight for a stadium in December but Khan asked that the fight be put back until 2019 to allow a longer promotional push

“This year, I think will be difficult,” said Khan. “It will be probably next year, because we are coming towards the end and obviously we would want to promote that fight to be a mega fight.

“We want to make it the biggest fight probably in Britain for a long time. The way we do that is by promoting it the right way, and having a good training camp, so that way, there are no excuses.”

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