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Amir Khan could face Kell Brook in New Year

Kell Brook could be fast-tracked towards an all-British showdown with Amir Khan after making a remarkable recovery from a stab wound sustained on holiday in Tenerife.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed doctors have given Brook the all-clear to fight again as early as February - raising hopes of a domestic welterweight showdown.

Brook won the IBF version of the crown from Shawn Porter and was set to make his first defence in December before the stabbing incident earlier this month.

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Amir Khan spokesman expects assault case to be dropped

A spokesman for the 27-year-old professional fighter and Olympic silver medallist said he was expecting the case to be dropped on Monday, describing the altercation as "minor".

He added that some reports in the media had seen the incident "blown out of all proportion".

"It was a minor incident and we're expecting the case to be dropped against Amir," the spokesman said.

"We're expecting to formally hear that from police on Monday morning."

Amir Khan arrested on assault allegations

The boxer was taken into custody in the early hours Credit: PA

Boxer Amir Khan has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

The 27 year old was detained in the early hours of this morning in Bolton.

It's alleged two teenagers were assaulted on Russell Street in the town.

Police were called at 1.30am on Friday morning and Khan was taken into custody.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police says he was released on bail while investigations continue.

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