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Kell Brook vs Chris Eubank Jr grudge clash moves huge step closer with weight issues ‘finalised’ but money stalls talks

, Kell Brook vs Chris Eubank Jr grudge clash moves huge step closer with weight issues ‘finalised’ but money stalls talks

KELL BROOK’S all-British showdown with Chris Eubank Jr. has edged closer after an agreed weight was “finalised” but there are still some money issues to resolve.

Welterweight Special K (40-3, 28 KOs) has been inundated with offers since he stopped Amir Khan in the sixth round in February.

Kell Brook’s potential fight with Chris Eubank Jr has inched closer

Eubank Jr’s representative has offered an update on negotiations

Eubank was one of those desperate to go one-on-one with the Sheffield star following his dominant display two months ago.

However, the 32-year-old made it clear that he would not fight at 155lbs, the weight Brook said would be the highest he would compete at.

Now that issue seems to have been resolved – although there is one last hurdle to overcome before the UK’s boxing public get the fight they all want.

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Kalle Sauerland, a representative of middleweight Eubank, told IFL TV: “The weight has, we have – as I understand it, there are middlemen that are acting here as well.

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“I understand that the weight issue was finalised last week.

“Of course, the weight’s important. It has to be fair to both. I think there’s a solution for that now. Of course, it’s about professional boxing.”

But Sauerland did appear to hint that there is still some way to go regarding the respective purses before anything is confirmed.

He added: “It’s about splits, it’s about money.

“[The fight] really depends on – we have reasonable demands for what I believe is market value.

“It’s now down to the sides to find a common agreement.

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“I think it’s a very big fight, it’s a blockbuster. Do they really want it? We’ll see.”

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