Boxer Amir Khan’s Wife Tells Eddie Hearn to “Stop the Comparison” With Conor Benn

Published 12/14/2021, 7:15 PM EST


Amir Khan and Kell Brook are now all set to clash in February 2022; after his win over Chris Algieri last weekend, Conor Benn revealed that he would be open to facing the winner of Khan vs Brook next year. However, earlier this week, Matchroom top-boss Eddie Hearn shut down the idea of pairing up Khan with Conor Benn.

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He said that Amir Khan does not really want the undefeated 20-0 fighter in the opposite corner anytime soon. Considering the Kell Brook fight could be one of his last career outings, Hearn believes Khan would rather pick other money fights over a clash with Benn because “He doesn’t want to face that young smoke.

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I like Amir, but his eyes nearly popped out of his head when I started talking about Conor Benn. He doesn’t want to face that young smoke, and that’s why he took the Kell Brook fight over the Conor Benn fight, because it’s a friendly affair. It’s a little go in and have a dance for several million, and good luck to them, they deserve it.”

But it’s different when you’re talking about Conor and Vergil Ortiz and Boots [Jaron] Ennis. These are horrible, spiteful young fighters that come in to take your head off, and they won’t be doing that in that fight, trust me,” said Eddie Hearn.

Amir Khan’s wife goes off on Eddie Hearn

Amir Khan’s wife, Faryal Makhdoom, recently clapped back at promoter Eddie Hearn for doubting her husband’s chances against Conor Benn. She posted a tale-of-the-tape picture of a stats comparison between Khan and Benn and asked him to “stop the comparison” in an Instagram story.

Amir Khan finally has a fight he has been chasing for over a decade

Khan and Kell Brook are two of the best welterweights from the UK. In their prime, both fighters were a force to reckon, which is why fans have always wanted the two to face each other off. The pair is often called the Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury of the welterweight division.

Now, they are both finally all set to go head to head on the 19th of February 2022 at the AO Arena in Manchester, England.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Amir Khan of England celebrates after winning his Super Welterweight bout against Phil Lo Greco of Italy at Echo Arena on April 21, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

In fact, this fight has been in the works for over a decade. The duo first faced off in 2012; however, since then Kell Brook has accused Amir Khan of ducking him.

He’s never given me respect, acknowledged me. He’s always ran away and it’s come to this part of our career when there’s nowhere else for him to run. It’s been frustrating for me, I’ve wanted this for many years,” Brook said.

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How do you see this fight playing out next year?

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused his passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the sweet science, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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