Amir Khan and Kell Brook have had over a decade of speculation ahead of their finally official meeting on February 19th but Khan doesn’t feel a need to delph into reasons why the failed speculations in the past failed to make it beyond Boxing rumours.
Khan and Brook both failed to meet in their primes and almost every hardcore boxing fan had to endure over decade of speculation but that seems to finally be coming to an end as the two former world titlist will collide in an all British showdown, Live on Sky Sports Box Office from AO Arena in Manchester.
“There was a time in the past I didn’t think he deserved the fight,” Khan admitted while discussing the long-awaited clash. “Now it’s come to a stage where I want to give him a good shot in the face and put him in his place. That’s what it’s all about, end of day.
“All that talk is being given. Come February 19, we’re going to see what he’s gonna do, if he can back them words up.”
Khan (34-5, 21KOs) has been active professionally for 16 years and has faced 16 former and reigning world champions in the stated time and before then, he was a Silver medalist at the 2004 Olympics. Khan maintains , he never ducked Brook in any way and somewhere believed he didn’t deserve the fight.
“I fought two of the best pound-for-pound fighters. Yeah, I got beat but I’m still fighting the best out there,” Khan noted. “Never ran from Kell, never needed to. Obviously, what I’ve achieved in this sport speaks for itself. We’re here now. There’s no point crying about the past.”
Brook reigned as IBF Welterweight champion for three good years and during that period expressed interest in facing Khan, who never showed interest in the bout despite facing the best at junior welterweight, welterweight and middleweight during the period.
The two have been able to face the best in the division and have both suffered a stoppage loss in their WBO Welterweight title with reigning champion Terence Crawford. Khan lost a 4th round technical stoppage, while Crawford stopped Brook with a liver shot in the sixth round of their meeting a year ago.