After a long-scheduled process the key opponents Amir Khan and Kell Brook are going to meet in February, to be precise – on the 19th, states bleacherreport.com.
The battle will not be set for any world titles, but the main aim is to end a long-running rivalry held during years of failed negotiations between two of Britain’s most popular boxers.
Actually the fight’s date has been announced on Monday.
It will be the first fight in more than two-and-a-half years for Khan, a former world welterweight champion and 2008 Olympic silver medallist.
On the contrary, Brook, who was world welterweight champion from 2014 to 2016, performed in November last year, though the result wasn’t successful – he was stopped in the fourth round by Terence Crawford.
At a press conference dedicated to the future bout, Brook accused Khan of avoiding him for most of their careers. However, the athlete admitted he is greatly happy to get fans pleased and to meet finally.
Khan, who lost to Crawford and Canelo Alvarez, Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson, said he was “relegated” for this fight. The sportsman underlined that he had never escaped from Brook before, just in the past he sometimes didn’t deserve to take part in such a fight.
Source: AP NEWS