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Amir Khan must first “prove that he is not finished” before considering a rematch against Kell Brook, explains promoter Ben Shalom.

Khan suffered a sixth-round stoppage loss to Brook last month in their long-awaited grudge fight – but could still activate a rematch clause.

Brook has since had positive talks with Chris Eubank Jr about a “summer blockbuster.”

While Shalom believes Khan will return to the ring, he wants the 35-year-old to consider a tune-up fight before aiming for a rematch with Brook.

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Extended 10-minute highlights of huge UK boxing clash between Khan and Kell Brook

“I think Amir will fight,” Shalom said. “He will fight again, he wants to fight again.

“I think he understood why it might be difficult to come straight back into a fight against Kell Brook.”

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Kell Brook said on Saturday he was still buzzing after beating Khan

Khan said his love for boxing was gone after his loss to Brook, but Shalom feels he was not 100 per cent fit and won’t want his boxing career to end on such a high note. disappointing.

“I believe he was hurt [against Brook]”, Shalom said. “I believe there were problems with the camp and he was only 10 weeks old.

“It’s up to him to prove he’s not done, it’s up to him to prove it’s not just about the money, and so I think another fight to show might be more appropriate before he faces someone like Kell Brook.”

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Highlights of Chris Eubank Jr’s win over Liam Williams in Cardiff

Chris Eubank Jr promoter Kalle Sauerland would ‘love’ to finalize a ‘summer blockbuster’ against Kell Brook as positive talks continue between the fighters.

Sauerland, Wasserman’s world boxing official has discussed the terms of a huge showdown between Eubank Jr and Brook, which is likely to be held at catchweight.

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Eubank Jr fought within the 160lb middleweight limit for his win over Liam Williams, while Brook was under the required 149lbs for his stoppage victory over bitter rival Amir Khan, who was promoted by Boxxer.

“I can confirm that we had meetings with Boxxer last week and they are now talking to Brook,” Sauerland told Sky Sports.

“We are in a positive dialogue and it is a fight that we would like to lead.

“The question is whether some problems can be solved. If everyone is sensible, I can see that happening and I can see that it’s a big summer blockbuster.

“But there is still work to do. We are ready. Our conditions are known.”

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