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‘Out of the equation’ – Conor Benn claims Kell Brook wants £10MILLION to fight as Brit star rules out summer clash

, ‘Out of the equation’ – Conor Benn claims Kell Brook wants £10MILLION to fight as Brit star rules out summer clash

CONOR BENN claimed Kell Brook has demanded £10MILLION to fight – as he ruled out a summer blockbuster between the two.

Benn’s promoter Eddie Hearn revealed he sent a ‘significant offer’ to Brook as he eyed a June all-English showdown.

Conor Benn claimed Kell Brook has demanded £10million to fight him

Kell Brook pictured at his beloved Bramall Lane

But the son of British boxing legend Nigel looks to have shot down the fight – at least for now.

Benn, 25, said on Instagram: “Fight news should be dropping soon, very soon. And it ain’t Kell Brook because ten mil’s out of the equation.”

Brook, 35, finally ended his near-two decade rivalry with Amir Khan, also 35, with a six-round domination in February.

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It has seen his stock rise once more, with middleweight Chris Eubank Jr, 32, also calling him out for a grudge match.

But Khan does have a rematch clause in his contract, which Hearn suggested the former champion is looking to invoke.

It would mean any opponent wanting to fight Brook would need to pay Khan a fee to forfeit his right to an immediate rematch.

Hearn told iFL TV: “I’ve heard actually that Amir Khan is gonna invoke the rematch clause, bizarrely.

“People have been contacting us and saying, ‘Would you like to pay us step aside to not invoke the rematch clause?’

“So, no, you’re alright, thanks. You go and do Khan-Brook 2 and we’ll crack on.”

Benn is instead set to return on April 16 with South African Chris van Heerden, 34, in talks as the opponent.

Hearn has urged the rising welterweight prospect to remain patient, with super-fights sure to come.

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He said: “I’ve said to Conor Benn the other day, ‘You, my friend, are a young superstar.

“Don’t worry about basing your career around someone else, don’t worry about waiting, trying to land this payday.

“Everything’s gonna come for you.’ So we crack on with our career, his next fight will be announced for April 16th and we’ll be ready for a huge show for Conor Benn.”

Hearn also said he offered Brook more than he made to fight Khan – but was countered with triple the initial sum.

The promoter claimed: “I basically offered more than they got to fight Amir Khan, and that’s the bigger fight — well maybe — to fight Conor Benn.

“So, look, they asked for over three times what I offered them.

“So for me it said, ‘We don’t really want to fight again but if someone pays us mad money we’ll consider it.’

“But we can’t wait around for Kell Brook, we’re just gonna get on and like I said, we’ll carry on talking.

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“Hopefully we can get that fight made but right now just focus on the career of Conor Benn and keep him moving the right direction.”

, ‘Out of the equation’ – Conor Benn claims Kell Brook wants £10MILLION to fight as Brit star rules out summer clash
Conor Benn pictured with promoter Eddie Hearn

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