Could British boxing see yet another grudge fight in June?
Brook sent these two messages to Khan on the site after numerous tweets from the Bolton pugilist regarding the continued attempts to get a fight going between these two top Brits:
There you have it @AmirKingKhan - put up or shut up. No more talk, June 4 Wembley Stadium for the World title. I will destroy you.— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) January 22, 2016
Khan had previously gone forward and made several tweets about the arrangement of the fight, suggesting the reasons why he felt the deal had not yet been agreed:
And now to Kell Brook.. Eddie Hearn is cool i had a good chat with him at the Smith fight in Liverpool and negotiations started before xmas— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) January 22, 2016
I want it, Eddie wants it, Sky want it, all the fans want it, but then Kell decides to fight Kevin Bizier who's lost to Jo Jo Dan twice!— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) January 22, 2016
Ive been Wbc number 1 for 2 years its about time i got my opportunity to avenge that loss. Brook fight could still happen this year but..— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) January 22, 2016
Brook wants 50/50 split with me, Wake up son and smell the coffee! be realistic and make it happen, even Eddie told you your not worth that!— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) January 22, 2016
Brook's promoter Eddie Hearn even got involved, suggesting that Khan's team was being unreasonable in regards to the cut each boxer should receive in revenue from the all British clash:
He asked for a £10m guarantee with upside to fight Brook with Kell getting approx £2 to £2.5m. After I spat my coffee out we said no thanks— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) January 22, 2016
Since then I have been in discussions with Al Haymons team to try and get this made. We are willing to take the smaller split to get this— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) January 22, 2016
made but enough of the insults. @AmirKingKhan we will make this easy for you 60-40 in your favour (Kell is World Champ) and you have it.— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) January 22, 2016
This fight has been on the lips of every British fight fan for many a year now and ahead of Brook's fight with Kevin Bizier on March 26th the talk is Khan could be next.
The pair are clearly not the best of friends and it would make for yet another all British grudge match after recent popular bouts between Anthony Joshua v Dillian Whyte and Carl Froch v George Groves.
Brook won the IBF title in August 2014 and then recovered from a life-threatening knife attack to defend his title in March 2015. His record reads 35-0.
Khan is a former light-welterwight world champion and has a record of 31-3 from his 34 professional bouts.