Khan hints at 2016 Brook bout

Last week, Matchroom’s Hearn told Sky Sports that he would offer Khan a date in November to box IBF champion Brook but the Bolton puncher has claimed a potential fight must wait until next year.

Hearn said he messaged Khan when they attended Scott Quigg and Anthony Crolla’s fights in Manchester last weekend and the former world champion has now expanded on that conversation.

“Eddie sent me a text and I invited him to Bolton,” Khan told The National.

“We had a meeting at my office and we discussed everything for a potential fight against Brook in 2016.”

Khan has forged a career in the United States, with his most recent three fights coming on the other side of the Atlantic, although his hopes of boxing Floyd Mayweather in September appear bleak.

But Khan now wants Brook’s reputation to grow as big as his own before a fight between the pair would generate enough interest outside of the United Kingdom.

He said: “I have made it clear to Eddie that I want this fight to be a big fight worldwide, not just in the UK.

“I told him Kell needs to fight a couple of big names and beat them, obviously. That will make our fight even bigger.

“The fight will be a Khan Promotions and Matchroom Promotions event in the UK, at Wembley Stadium.”