Amir Khan and Kell Brook likely to meet in May or June, says Eddie Hearn

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Image: Kell Brook (left) seems set to finally face Amir Khan in 2016

Eddie Hearn expects Kell Brook's long-awaited showdown with Amir Khan to happen at Wembley in May or June in 2016.

IBF world welterweight champion Brook (35-0-KO24) pulled out of a scheduled fight with Diego Chaves in October and has not defended his crown since stopping Frankie Gavin in the sixth round on May 30.

Although he may have to get past IBF mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier (25-2-KO17) first, promoter Hearn remains confident of making Brook versus Khan at the national football stadium in the coming summer.

In an exclusive interview, Hearn told Sky Sports: "The IBF have ordered us to fight Bizier. We had an agreement to fight Chaves but if the fight's not for the IBF world title then the agreement is void.

We're pushing forward for the Amir Khan fight and we expect it to happen at the end of May or early June. In the meantime, if we have to deal with the mandatory then it's likely we'll travel to America.
Eddie Hearn

"We're pushing forward for the Amir Khan fight and we expect it to happen at the end of May or early June. In the meantime, if we have to deal with the mandatory then it's likely we'll travel to America to do it because it's more appealing there than here.

"Bizier has lost to Jo Jo Dan. He's a decent fighter but it's not the easiest to sell and we need to prepare for the Khan fight, which is what we're heading towards. It's all feet to the pedal on that - especially after him saying he hasn't got the Manny Pacquiao fight and will fight Kell Brook.

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Shawn Porter told Michelle Joy Phelps that he expects Amir Khan to beat Kell Brook

"We're speaking to their team and I believe the fight will happen. It's the biggest fight out there for both of them. It's common sense and I believe common sense will prevail."

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Khan (31-3-KO19) has fought just once in 2015 - winning a unanimous points decision over Chris Algieri in New York on May 29.

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