Hearn says he’s in talks with Khan & Brook

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by merseyjay, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. Twentyman

    Twentyman John Fury’s nut sack.... Full Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    It's not necessarily the age, it's the mileage on the clock. They've both been around a long long time and been chinned a few times between them. It's clear Brook cannot do the weight. Both have no durability left and people are fatigued with how long this talk of them fighting has gone on, we're sick of it. I'm as interested in this about as much as I was interested in the Tyson v Jones fight. Just two former fighters trying to get a payday in.
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  2. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps New Member Full Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    Assume this is one of the fights Hearn thinks he can take abroad while the British market is unpredictable...
  3. bbjc

    bbjc Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    Waste of time now. Khans had loads of oppertunities to fight brook...never once took it until he looked finished against crawford.

    Not convinced he made more against canelo and crawford much harder fights he had no chance of winning than he would have got fighting brook.

    Seen brook looking finished with no trainer/promoter and now looking for a fight.
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  4. BXNG101

    BXNG101 Member Full Member

    Jun 9, 2018
    It's quite alarming to see everyone discussing the mileage on the clock for both fighters.

    Do you really think either fighter and Hearn give a monkeys about how worn the two fighters are?

    This is a straight cash out fight and will probably be over by the half way stage seeing as they both dislike each other. Nothing else needs to be discussed about this fight other than how fun the build up will be. Just accept it for what it is.

    No need to discuss Brook's win over Porter and how he might approach this fight against Khan or Khan's win over Judah years ago and whether he's smartened up or not. No! This is just a fun fight. That's all folks. Don't take it too seriously.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2021
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  5. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger Active Member Full Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Rejecting it for what it is is also an option.
  6. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    the right answer
  7. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    I disagree, we shouldnt support fights like this anymore. As fans we wanted it years ago, now hey are both shot and want people to give them some more money to sail off into the sunset with? Why should our money go to them?
  8. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    Just shows how bad a state British boxing is in these days for this to even start to be sold as a relevant fight. Maybe 8 years ago it would have been.
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  9. Injin Chi

    Injin Chi Member Full Member

    Oct 26, 2013
    Surely Khan is minted and Brook can't be looking for his next meal ticket.
    I know you can never have enough money.
  10. zulander

    zulander Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    Brooks had long spells out of the ring and wasted his best years. Pure speculation but I wonder if despite being a world class fighters he's never really made the big money? I cant see JoJo Dan or Frankie Gavin generating huge purses and he probably took short money v Porter ages ago..
    A pure cash out fight if it's at 147 Khan wins Brook is absolutely shot to bits. Should have happened ages ago would have been a meaningful fight for either and the looser would still have had options albeit a longer road back to the top.
    If it goes PPV I cant see too many people buying it. Babic V Price on the under-card would be interesting but this really would be the early 2000 fighters retirement party.
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  11. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Going by the Crawford fight Brook could well be stopped the first time Con lands one of those fast combinations he's known for, Kell was already finished after the Spence fight but boiling down again to 147 has finished what's left of him.
  12. micker1

    micker1 Member Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    Its A fight that should have already happened. If it happens now then so what. The winner is going no where and either is the loser.

    I can see why it didn't happen at the time. Canelo offered Khan a huge payday and brook thought he would go for golovkin because of that.

    As soon as they both took those unnecessary risks the fight had lost its edge. After that the choices and decisions they took was not very good and here we are with 2 washed up has beens.
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  13. BXNG101

    BXNG101 Member Full Member

    Jun 9, 2018
    I agree, it should have happened a long time ago but for whatever reason (Khan), it didnt.

    I don't pay for box office fights but I will be watching this and taking it for what it is. Two money hungry over the hill boxers, knocking lumps out of each other. What's not to like? If you, me and about 20 other blokes on this forum don't pay for it, there'll be a whole load of other people who will buy it and will take it for what it is.

    I wont expect a boxing masterclass from either of them but there will still be a winner and a loser and that's enough for me.
  14. aaaaa

    aaaaa New Member Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    But Eddie has done wonders for British boxing!
  15. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Yeah but that's the issue for me, will they be knocking lumps out of each other and having a proper fight ?? Or taking zero risks until one of them gets their glass shattered possibly by the first solid punch they get hit with ?? Or will Khan take a dive like he did against Crawford or will Kell have his corner throw in the towel as soon as he's in trouble ??