Sheffield United offer to stage a Brook-Khan tear-up

Easy does it:  Kell Brook celebrates his Arena victory over Saldivia.                     Picture: Steve parkin
Easy does it: Kell Brook celebrates his Arena victory over Saldivia. Picture: Steve parkin

SHEFFIELD United want to cash in on the Kell Brook phenomenon.

The club is offering to stage a big domestic tear-up between Brook and Amir Khan or Ricky Hatton.

Brook is a Blades fan, but has lots of Wednesday supporters in his camp too.

The notion of a globally-televised boxing event at Bramall Lane would be a money-spinner all round.

Dave McCarthy, managing director at United, texted Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn within 30 minutes of his three-round demolition of Hector Saldivia on Saturday.

McCarthy wrote: “Congratulations to Kell and all at the Brook camp. A world title at Bramall Lane in front of 30,000 plus Sheffield crowd plus worldwide TV audience is maybe exactly what we need. Lets have a chat, worth a thought Eddie?”

Brook, whose simple left jab finished off Saldivia after an “easy” fight, is desperate to fight Khan.

He believes the Bolton light welterweight, who is fighting in the US in December, has made some “distasteful” comments about him.

“It’s personal between him and me. I want to take him out. I would love to take Khan’s chin clean off,” said Brook, who said the “12 weeks of hell” he endured in his training camp had made him a fitter, better operator.

Brook is now the mandatory challenger for the IBF welterweight title.