Amir Khan told Sky Sports earlier this week that Kell Brook had agreed to fight him at 147 pounds, and agreed to a rehydration clause that would only allow Brook to put on 10 pounds for the fight itself.
But Brook denies that, taking to Twitter to mock the idea:
“Please Mr Brook don’t rehydrate and hurt me “— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) October 9, 2018
This DIVA still thinks he’s a celebrity and in the Jungle rationing what I can eat?? ♂ @amirkingkhan I’ll weigh in at 147, and then eat whatever I like#Khanivore #TooShookForBrook
Brook (37-2, 26 KO) moved up to 154 pounds this year for his lone fight — though he may have a tune-up again on December 8, according to Eddie Hearn — but is willing to fight at 147 again to face Khan (33-4, 20 KO), a fight both have been talking about for years.
Hearn tells ESPN that there’s still work to do, but the fight could happen in early 2019:
“It’s been in the mix for a while. With Pacquiao not committed to a fight with Khan, (Brook-Khan) could be in February or March. We know it’s a huge fight. We’re looking at that.”
This fight is probably at a point where it simply can’t live up to the years of media hype behind it, but would still be a big one, no question about that. It’s a money fight for two guys who aren’t exactly beating off money fights with a stick right now, both of whom have been cautious about comebacks in 2018.