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Amir Khan and Kell Brook are set to finally meet in the ring to settle their long-running squabble.
After years and years of digs and barbs between the pair, the grudge match is happening at the 21,000 capacity AO Arena in Manchester. They may be in the veteran stage of their respective careers but there’s plenty of hype surrounding this one.
Bolton-born Khan, the 2004 Olympic Games silver medalist and former unified light-welterweight world champion, has not been seen in action since beating Billy Dib all the way back in July 2019. You’re forgiven for forgetting that one as it took place before coronavirus ruined everything…
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Sheffield-native Brook, the IBF welterweight title holder between 2014 and 2017, lasted four rounds with the undefeated Terence Crawford when he last fought in November 2020.
The catchweight contest will be fought at 149lbs – two pounds over the top end of the welterweight limit – and there are financial penalties in place if either fighter weighs in above that figure.
When is Amir Khan v Kell Brook?
Amir Khan v Kell Brook takes place on Saturday, February 19. The main card is scheduled to get underway from 6pm before the main event ring walks at approximately 10.30pm.
What fights are on the Amir Khan v Kell Brook undercard?
The full undercard has yet to be finalised but a 10-round super-welterweight title fight between Natasha Jonas and Chris Namus adds plenty of interest to the evening, while Frazer Clarke, who won bronze at last summer’s Tokyo Olympics, is set to make his professional debut.
Amir Khan v Kell Brook – MAIN EVENT
Natasha Jonas v Chris Namus – for the vacant WBO super-welterweight title
Frazer Clarke v TBA
Adam Azim v Jordan Ellison
Viddal Riley v Willbeforce Shihepo
Charlie Schofield v Germaine Brown – for BBBofC English super-middleweight title
Bradley Rea v Craig McCarthy
Hassan Azim v MJ Hall
Abdul Khan v Ricky Starkey
Ibrahim Nadim v Taka Bembere
What are the Amir Khan v Kell Brook fight purses?
Amir Khan has claimed he is bagging the “lion’s share” of the purse and will reportedly earn £5m for stepping into the ring, while Kell Brook is estimated to be on for £3m.
When is the weigh-in for Amir Khan v Kell Brook?
Amir Khan and Kell Brook are set to weigh in for their big bout from 12:30pm on Friday, February 18. The contest is being fought at a catchweight of 149lbs and there are financial penalties if either man goes over the mark.
What are Paddy Power’s odd for Amir Khan v Kell Brook?
Kell Brook is the favourite with Paddy Power to beat Amir Khan in the long-awaited dust up between the pair – and our widgets below have the latest, bang-up-to-date odds. You can find a whole host of betting markets at paddypower.com/boxing including Round Betting, Method of Victory and When The Will The Fight End?
What tips have we got for Amir Khan v Kell Brook?
Our knockout tipster Matt Gipon has punched in three best bets for Saturday’s showdown.
As the pair haven’t fought too much in recent years and the bout’s been contracted at 149lbs, he fancies Round 4 to 6 in the When Will The Fight End? Betting market.
Our man Matt reckons Khan will come out swinging with an early onslaught and fancies Kell Brook to be knocked down in Round 1 to 3. He also has a 7/1 fancy for his third pick.
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How can I watch Amir Khan v Kell Brook?
If you’re tuning in from the UK then Amir Khan v Kell Brook is set to be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office. It’ll set you back £19.95 to purchase the event.
What have the two fighters said ahead of Amir Khan v Kell Brook?
Amir Khan: “What I’ve done in the sport. The name I’ve got. You can see how bitter he is.
“My celebrity status? That comes because of what I’ve achieved in the sport of boxing. It’s not because of other things.
“I have put on great performances, won world titles, made a name for myself in America. It all comes from boxing. How can you hate on that?
“I have capitalised on what I’ve done in boxing. He hates that. He can hate me as much as he wants. Once I beat him, he will hate me even more!
“Now I know that he hates me, it will only make me train harder.
“There are bigger names, tougher fights. But I had to give this to the British fans.
“So I’ve had to step down to give him a beating and show the British public who the best is.”
Kell Brook: “He is a drama queen, he has a terrible ego, while I am a down-to-earth kid who wants to make the fight at almost any cost.
“I know what we have had to do to make this fight, bend over backwards, and I know this fight has only happened because of me.
“If I go a pound over, it costs me £100,000. Every pound is £100,000 so I cannot afford to do it.
“It makes it interesting and exciting but I am preparing for him now and waiting for this to get confirmed has put me in a bad way before.
“I am excited to put everything on hold and get this fight done.”
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