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Kell Brook demanding whopping £10million to fight Conor Benn – with Amir Khan also demanding monster fee

KELL BROOK wants a cool £10million to fight Conor Benn — while Amir Khan is also demanding a huge fee.

Sheffield welterweight Brook, 35, is buzzing after dismantling nemesis Khan in February.

Conor Benn has been linked with blockbuster bouts to face Kell Brook and Amir Khan

Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed Brook and Khan are seeking monster fees to fight Benn

And he intends on cashing in with either a rematch against the Bolton ace, a step up to middleweight for Chris Eubank Jr, or a slugfest with the son of ring legend Nigel.

Benn, 25 — who faces Chris van Heerden on April 16 — wants a big-money fight next.

But his matchmaker will have to break the bank for Brook’s new going rate.

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Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed: “I made an offer to Kell Brook, which was more money than he made to fight Amir Khan.

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“He asked for £10m, which was quite a way off what I offered, to be fair. I was like, ‘f*****g hell!’.

“Then Khan’s guys came on and said, ‘How much would you pay to fight Amir?’

“I gave them the same offer I gave Kell  and they said, ‘Surely Amir should get more?’

“I said, ‘But he’s just lost to Kell’, so everyone has gone mad. I would make either one of those fights, if Amir is going to fight again.


“That’s a really interesting set-up, because he’s activated the rematch clause.

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“But Sky only have to do the rematch if it is commercially viable. They don’t want it to go elsewhere — but they don’t really want to do it.

“Then Amir and his lawyers are saying to me, ‘Do you want to do it if Sky don’t?’ And I’m like, ‘Not really’, and he’s like, ‘Oh s***!’. But we might do it if the deal is right.

“Amir in my opinion doesn’t want it anyway. He’s pretending he wants it. I’d do Amir against Conor Benn.

“I said to Conor, ‘You’re 25,  in such a good position’. We’ll see what happens after April 16.”

Benn is fighting his first leftie in the Manchester show — and Hearn has been surprised by the stick he has faced for the level of opposition.

But he knows Benn is now a victim of his own success.

He said: “Everyone is getting carried away with Conor and rightfully so. But in my opinion, he’s still got a long way to go.

“He’s never boxed a southpaw in his  career — and this is a really dangerous fight.

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“You have to go through these sort of fights to prepare yourself for champions and stuff like that. I actually think it’s a good bout. Van Heerden is as tough as nails.

“I said to Conor he should take it as a massive compliment that people think you against Van Heerden is a mismatch — because I don’t think it is. A year ago you were s***!

“After this fight, you have to jump in at the deep end, so enjoy it because after that it could be Brook, Khan, Adrien Broner, David Avanesyan — these are the fights he’s going to have.

“He’s got to win this but I think it’s a really tricky fight.”




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