For years fans have wanted to see both Amir Khan and Kell Brook get in the ring once and for all to find out who the better fighter is but for one reason or another, it never materialized. Until now it appears.
Earlier this year Khan put past bitterness with Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn and joined forces with Hearn so that both he and Brook now fight for the same promotional company and on the same TV network, to give the fight a chance of happening at a potential catchweight.
That, in most cases in boxing, usually leaves the way clear for fights to be made as politics between promoters and broadcasters more often than not is the reason fights don’t tend to happen.
However Eddie Hearn has said in an interview with Kugan Cassius that he plans to end the year of 2018 in spectacular fashion with a fight between the two in a mega stadium event in Cardiff at the Principality stadium.
He revealed that the two dates he’s looking at for the potential fight are December 1st or December 8th.
Khan returned to action earlier this year for the first time since losing to Canelo a couple of years back and Brook also had a low-key comeback fight following back to back losses to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr.
Khan must first come through Samuel Vargas next month however, as will Brook likely also have a fight in the meantime to overcome.
But all in all, superb news that the fight is genuinely being lined up for a certain date and a venue is being eyed this far out too.
Usually, that means things are pretty serious.
Bring it on.