The long-awaited Amir Khan v Kell Brook fight nearing completion!
It appears at long last we will finally see two of the UK’s most successful fighters of the last decade or so settle their longstanding rivalry! Amir “King” Khan (34-5, 21KOs) and Kell “Special K” Brook (39-3, 27KOs) are reportedly nearing a deal to fight on February 19. According to the Daily Star, the money split has been agreed to, with only minor details needing to be hammered out before a deal can be finalized.
These two men have gone back and forth for years trash talking each other, that only resulted in failed negotiations. Now, both men are way past their primes and no longer viewed as legitimate world title contenders. That said, the time for them to fight is now.
Khan hasn’t fought since beating Billy Dib in July 2019. He has always declared to be the superior fighter to Brook. The former unified WBA and IBF junior welterweight champion has always remained a formidable name in boxing for fighters looking for a marquee fight. Although he would often pass on returning to the ring for numerous reasons.
Khan has attempted to become a world champion at welterweight and middleweight. He was stopped by Canelo Alvarez in 2016, and more recently in 2019 by Terence Crawford.
For Brook, he’s been a little more active having last fought in November of 2020. He too, like Khan, was stopped by Crawford in his attempt to become a two-time world champion. He also attempted to become middleweight champion when he moved up in weight and fought then unified champion Gennady Golovkin in 2016. Subsequently that’s when hard luck would hit Brook as his right orbital bone was broken in the loss to Golovkin. After returning to face his IBF mandatory Errol Spence in 2017, his eye was yet again damaged. This time it would be Brook’s left orbital that would be broken.
The injuries would force him to fight sporadically and clearly had an effect on him mentally. He could never get back to the man he was when he beat Shawn Porter to first win the title in 2014.
So while both men should’ve already fought by now, it’s good to see them both be able to potentially cash out against each other and call it a day.
3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.
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By: Jerrell Fletcher