Kell Brook next fight after Amir Khan triumph: Chris Eubank Jr and Connor Benn complication
Kell Brook finally earned the respect he had long missed from Amir Khan with a devastating victory over his rival in Manchester.
A sixth-round stoppage saw Brook crowned the winner of the fight, having inflicted significant punishment on his opponent from the first bell.
It was a fine performance from the experienced fighter and will likely mark the end of Khan’s illustrious career, with the Bolton fighter all but confirming his retirement.
For Brook, meanwhile, there are a number of options open to him after his blowout victory that could see him extend his career – or even hang up his gloves alongside Khan.
Chris Eubank Jr.
During Sky Sports’ coverage of Brook’s win over Khan, Chris Eubank Jr made an appearance on the punditry gate and described his own rivalry with Brook – making it clear he wants to take on him.
Eubank Jr currently has a free schedule following his victory earlier this month against Liam Williams in Cardiff and Brook spoke about himself backstage after his victory.
An all-British affair between the two men would receive plenty of support and attract plenty of attention, making it an attractive prospect for fighters as well as promoters.
Connor Benn’s push to face Khan’s winner against Brook had been going on for some time, and after Brook’s triumph, he doubled down on his push to be named as the opponent.
Benn is a friend of Khan and is trying to avenge his defeat in Manchester, although Eubank Jr’s desire to face Brook may complicate matters.
Eubank Jr may be seen as the more attractive option for Brook, as there is a considerable age difference with Benn and there is no hard feelings like there is on his other option.
Many believe that Brook should hang up his gloves after his victory over Khan, which would certainly crown his career.
Given his injury history, with both eye sockets having been rebuilt, it would make sense for Brook to retire and avoid further issues, which could be detrimental in the long run.
Financially, Brook has made it clear that he is a boxer and any return to the ring should be lucrative for his family.