Amir Khan Vs Kell Brook: Barry Hearn says ‘Father Time is ticking away’ on huge domestic showdown


Amir Khan Vs Kell Brook: Barry Hearn says ‘Father Time is ticking away’ on huge domestic showdown

For plenty of boxing fans, the expected happened on Saturday night when Terence Crawford retained his WBO welterweight title against Amir Khan at Madison Square Garden.

Barely any boxing fans, however, could have

The referee waved it off after Amir Khan and his corner’s decision

predicted the way he would do that.

 

Khan retired from the fight in the fifth round after suffering a clear low blow – one that Crawford would deny – and the boxing world waits for Khan’s next move.

The former two-time world champion could easily retire and hold his head up high, but the long-standing feud with Kell Brook could be settled before he calls it a day.

For Barry Hearn – father of Matchroom boxing kingpin Eddie – that’s the only move Khan has. And he better do it now before the match completely loses its lustre.

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“The danger for both of them is the clock’s ticking,” Hearn said. ‘They need to sit down now in a quiet room and say let’s get this fight signed for September or October.

“It’s difficult to judge Amir. Is he over the hill, or was he simply just quite not good enough to beat Crawford? I think the latter is probably closer to the mark. He showed an energy and a drive that suggests he still has something left in the tank.

“There are big fights out there for both Brook and Khan, and Brook has got to think about bringing himself down to 147lb if he’s going to fight Khan, and it gets progressively harder to take off weight in safe fashion,” Hearn said.