Amir Khan signed a three-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing Barry Hearn, father of Eddie Hearn, who was the founder of Matchroom Sport. Eddie Hearn, as a managing director of Matchroom Sport, is looking forward to the fulfilment of company’s boxing deal with Sky Sports that is going to be exclusively televised until 2021.
With this deal, 20 live shows will be broadcasted annually. Birmingham boxer Khalid Yafai and champions like Anthony Joshua are also promoted by Matchroom Sports director Eddie Hearn. Besides these renowned professional boxers, the list includes, Anthony Crolla, Callum Smith, Scott Quigg, Ryan Burnett and many more. The stable also rustled Dereck Chisora, Joshua Buatsi, Ricky Burns, Luke Campbell and Sam Egginton.
A significant deal has been made between contraries Amir Khan, who made an appearance on the ITV programme I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, in the past, before rejecting the latest offer made to him by the broadcasting company. After signing the deal with Matchroom, Khan will be working for someone he has evidently despised before. He has been persistently irritated by Hearn’s efforts to persuade him to fight with his long-term rival, Kell Brook, and many others of the club.
Khan has said that: “I would take a fight with Brook on a condition that he leaves Eddie Hearn” while discussing with the promoter during the build-up to Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Conor McGregor in August from Las Vegas. “I don’t feel positive about him.” “I have constantly been telling him to set the terms with my adviser Al Haymon, however, whenever the talk about our fight (Khan and Kell Brook) took place, he has been ill-mannered in this aspect and has never been clear with me.” “It has been one of the main reasons I try to avoid Eddie Hearn and his shows.” The agreement between Khan and Matchroom is expected to prepare the platform for the fight with Brook. However, Kell Brook signed up for a light-middleweight division which will possibly delay the ultimate clash. The astonishing contract nevertheless means that after his stoppage defeat by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in May 2016, his wearisome hand injury and disputes in his personal life since then, Khan will proceed with his career, as he has long desired to do.