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Kell Brook was sent a ‘significant offer’ to fight Conor Benn in the summer after Amir Khan’s win, says Eddie Hearn

KELL BROOK has received a “significant offer” to fight Conor Benn in the summer, Eddie Hearn has revealed.

Benn stood ringside to watch as Brook finally put an end to his almost two decades of rivalry with Amir Khan.

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Kell Brook was sent a “significant offer” to fight Conor Benn in the summerCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
Conor Benn pictured with promoter Eddie Hearn

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Conor Benn pictured with promoter Eddie HearnPhoto credit: Getty

Since the six-round dominance, the former IBF welterweight champion has been has become a hot commodity again.

Middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. is another of his options, but promoter Hearn officially sent Brook a deal to fight Benn.

He said iFL TV: “I’ve been talking to Kell Brook and his dad and stuff like that.

“I’m not going to get into that too much, but we made them a significant offer to fight Conor Benn.

“I think with Kell if he fights again he should and would do it sooner rather than later.

“Once he starts enjoying himself and relaxing and the weight comes back on, it becomes more of a mission.”

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Benn, 25, will return on April 16 with South African Chris van Heerden, 34. in conversations as opponents.

But Hearn claimed if Brook, 35, is ready to leave by June, then they will instead be shelving next month’s return in favor of the summer blockbuster.

He said: “Right now he looks like a million bucks and he will be ready to fight in June.

“But at the same time I think it’s going to take a ridiculous amount of money to get him back in the ring because he doesn’t really need it.

“I guess he thinks to himself and his dad thinks, ‘Well, if the money is crazy, let’s do it. But if not, we’re happy.

“It is important that they are happy and I understand their position. For us, we said, ‘If you’re ready to go in June, we’ll have our fight on April 16th’.

“But that doesn’t seem to be the case. It looks like we’re moving forward with April 16th and continuing talks with Kell.

“And hopefully we can find a middle ground to have the fight in September or October.”

I won’t get into that too much, but we made them a significant offer to fight Conor Benn.

Eddie Hearn on Kell Brook

Eubank Jr. and Brook got into an argument on Twitter about conditions for a catchweight.

Brook has ruled out fighting right at the 160lb limit, while Eubank Jr., 32, has refused to meet his 155lb demand.

So Hearn sees the series as evidence that Benn makes more sense for the Sheffield hero.

He said, “Kell’s probably thinking, ‘Do I really want to move up to middleweight and fight Eubank?’

“Imagine losing to Eubank at middleweight. I just beat Amir Khan.” So that would be a great way to say goodbye, just like Froch did when he beat Groves.

“But I know the temptation for Kell is to make a fortune and fight a fight that he thinks he can win.

“Hopefully we can do it and respect these guys and we’ll see what happens.”

Kell Brook and Conor Benn fought once

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Kell Brook and Conor Benn fought once

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