Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn believes the IBF welterweight title defence against Errol Spence Jr is more dangerous than facing Amir Khan.
Brook will face mandatory challenger Errol Spence Jr and Bramall Lane is a possible venue, with May 27 a preferred date.
The British boxer switched his attention from Khan, after talks broke down and will face an undefeated Spence Jr. A fight Hearn thinks is five times tougher.
“The Amir Khan fight was there on a plate,” Hearn told Sky Sports News HQ. “Let me tell you, this fight is five times tougher than Amir Khan, and this isn’t really about the money for Kell Brook.
“He has been called out that he would duck this fight against Errol Spence, particularly by Amir Khan, and he says no, that’s not my style, I’m fighting Errol Spence in front of my people. I’m going to defend my belt with pride and honour.”
Spence Jr holds an impressive unbeaten record, but could be forced to challenge the champion at his hometown football club.
Hearn said: “Now we are finalising the date and the venue. Bramall Lane is of course the preferred option, we’re in talks with the club, and we think we’ll get a positive solution.
“I think May 27 at the moment is the favourite date and over the next few days we’ll be meeting with the club, and also the council as well to try and get this dream fight booked in for Kell. It’s a dream of his to box at Bramall Lane and I think this is the perfect fight to do it.”