However, it seems the relationship between the Khan and Hearn have thawed recently as the two sat side by side at a press conference on Wednesday to announce Khan has signed with Hearn's stable, Matchroom.
"Just as important a factor was the opportunity to fight in the United Kingdom for the first time in seven years, and to do so with the support of the British fans and Sky Sports behind me". He said that next few years are going to be final years of his boxing career as he's now 31 and has few fights left.
Though Spence (22-0, 19 KOs), the IBF welterweight champ, and Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs, 1 NC), the WBA/WBC champ, have attractive alternatives, including a fight against each other, they could make big money for facing Khan, especially in England.
"He [Hearn] is the best in boxing, he's on top of his game at the moment and I know I can get to where I need to get to with him".
'That's one of the reasons why I keep away from Eddie Hearn and his shows, I just don't want to be in that drama'.
British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has said that he has put behind his matrimonial troubles and he's totally focused on winning the next big fight in April when he returns to the ring after the absence of almost two years.
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It will also be five years since Khan last fought in the United Kingdom, and since then Hearn has repeatedly tempted to lure him into a fight with rival Kell Brook, contributing to the tension between them.
Amir Khan's father Shah Khan said that his son was focussed on training and getting ready for the next big fight and had full support of all his family. "Of course, he's a more known name than Kell Brook". "Last time he fought, British boxing was in a good place".
"It doesn't take a genius to recognise that it brings the Brook fight closer". The barriers to make that in the past was the obvious animosity, but different networks and promoters too. "Boxing is everything for me and I will make sure that I achieve the highest goals", Khan said. We have got the same promoter and that's it. However, it could expedite a highly-anticipated meeting with domestic rival Kell Brook, who is also a part of Matchroom.
He added: "And it's very possible I will be ringside".
"The fireworks could start".
However, after leaving the jungle, he made it clear that a ring return was in the pipeline.
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