Amir Khan v Kell Brook latest: Eddie Hearn reveals talks are ongoing about potential British bout for 2019

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The Matchroom supremo represents both fighters, who appear to be edging closer to a long-awaited clash

Eddie Hearn has confirmed he is still negotiating with Amir Khan and Kell Brook ahead of a potential British brawl.

The pair have traded verbal barbs for several years now, but have yet to cross paths in the squared circle.

Khan and Brook go head-to-head after the Bolton-native defeated Phil Lo Greco

Khan and Brook go head-to-head after the Bolton-native defeated Phil Lo Greco

On Tuesday, Khan told Sky Sports a fight was due to take place at the welterweight limit, with a 10lbs re-hydration clause being inserted into the contract to stop either fighter ballooning up on the night.

With both men under the guidance of Matchroom Boxing chief Eddie Hearn, the previous promotional differences which have blighted previous attempts to make this fight happen seem to be alleviated.

Khan is working with Eddie Hearn at Matchroom Boxing

Khan is working with Eddie Hearn at Matchroom Boxing

Answering questions on a Twitter Q&A, Hearn revealed that not only is he currently negotiating on behalf of both fighters, but the purse is also being discussed.

One user asked: “Brook vs Khan – % chance of this happening Next year Ed??”, to which Hearn replied: “70-30 Yes.”

Brook has chased a fight with his British rival for several years now

Brook has chased a fight with his British rival for several years now

While it is unclear if he means Brook would collect 70% of the purse, it certainly proves talks are far down the line.

The Sheffield-native is by far the more active of the two fighters, stepping up to 154lbs after being stopped by Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr.

A win over Siarhei Rabchanka in just two rounds in March suggested he would tear through the super-welterweight division.

However, since rival Khan ended his two-year lay-off and signed with Hearn after his stint on I’m A Celebrity, the pair have reignited their war of words.

A comprehensive 40-second destruction of Phil Lo Greco in Khan’s comeback fight was followed by a points victory over Samuel Vargas – which saw the Olympic silver medallist hit the canvas yet again in his career.

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