Josh Kelly next fight: Brit in line for Amir Khan or Kell Brook showdown if he beats David Avanesyan, says Eddie Hearn

JOSH KELLY is in line to face Amir Khan or Kell Brook in a huge British showdown if he gets past David Avanesyan.

The unbeaten boxer needs to take care of business tonight and if he does it opens the door to a lucrative domestic fight with Conor Benn another fighter in the mix.

Promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports: "The conversation came up about Amir Khan and Kell Brook.

"Then you start thinking: 'How big is Benn vs Khan? How big is Kelly vs Brook?'

"Khan and Brook might think: 'What have they ever done?'

"But that's what Brook suffered with when Khan wouldn't fight him.

"So if the money is right, and the interest is there, maybe those guys would look at it."

Khan and Brook have been linked with a fight for years but the two British stars could potentially be tempted to face Kelly in the ring.

The rising star challenges Avanesyan for the European welterweight title tonight at Wembley Arena.


It is a grudge fight that has been almost four years in the making with the boxers originally scheduled to face each other back in 2018.

Kelly, 26, boasts a record of 10 wins and a draw from his professional career.

But he faces a dangerous opponent in Avanesyan with the Russian having won 26 of his 30 professional bouts.


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