Hearn confirms talks over Brook-Pacquiao fight

Kell Brook and Manny Pacquiao could be set for an Autumn fight, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

The Filipino will be defending his WBO welterweight title against Jeff Horn on April 23 after the clash was confirmed on Wednesday.

While Pacquiao takes on Horn, Brook is set to fight Errol Spence Jr, who is the mandatory challenger for his IBF welterweight title.

And, although Pacquiao is thought to feature high up the list of Brook’s priorities, his promoter Hearn is still targeting an all-British clash against Amir Khan in 2017.

“I have been speaking with Bob Arum about a Kell Brook versus Manny Pacquiao fight,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

“We are ready to go with that right now, but I think they like the idea of fighting Horn first, so we will now try and work for an Autumn fight.

“Obviously our priority is the big British fight with Amir and we also have the Errol Spence Jr fight. Either way, Kell’s future will be mapped out in the next month.”