Amir Khan: “The Greatest Struggle Out There In The UK Is Myself Vs. Kell Brook”

Posted on 08/18/2021

By: Hans Themistode

Amir Khan is trying squarely at his boxing mortality.

After capturing silver within the 2004 Olympics, Khan went on to perform a large number of issues. In 2009, Khan tasted his first world title when he defeated Andriy Kotelnik for the WBA tremendous light-weight title. He would then change into a unified champion two years later, as he stopped Zab Judah to raise his IBF world title.

Regardless of the lengthy checklist of nice fighters Khan has confronted, together with Judah, Marcos Maidana, Lamont Peterson, Canelo Alvarez, and Terence Crawford, Khan has continued to listen to nonstop questions surrounding a showdown between himself and fellow British countrymen, Kell Brook.

Though the 2 have failed to barter contract phrases for the higher a part of 5 years, Khan revealed that they’re lastly making progress in that regard. Contemplating the whole lot he’s already completed, Khan believes {that a} matchup in opposition to Brook can be the cherry on prime of his boxing sundae.

“We’re in talks,” mentioned Khan throughout a self-recorded video. “I wish to put that man in his place. Beat him and name it a day from the skilled ranks.”

At one level, when each Khan and Brook have been on the prime of their respective video games, a showdown between the pair appeared mouth-watering. Now, with each fighters of their mid-30s and having suffered quite a few knockout losses through the years, their high-profile matchup has misplaced a little bit of its sizzle.

These sentiments, nonetheless, are usually not shared by Khan. Even now, with each fighters clearly previous their prime, Khan believes {that a} showdown between them is pretty much as good because it will get.

“The largest struggle on the market within the UK is myself vs. Kell Brook.”

On quite a few events, it appeared as if Khan and Brook have been on the verge of signing a deal to face each other. But, as soon as followers started anticipating a struggle announcement, they have been left apoplectic as negotiations would seemingly at all times fall by.

Most lately, Khan appeared on the point of inking a contract to tackle his long-time rival in 2019. As a substitute, the now 34-year-old opted to tackle pound for pound star Terence Crawford, the place he was brutally stopped within the sixth spherical.

Since then, Khan has bounced again, stopping Billy Dib within the fourth spherical who tried to maneuver up three weight lessons. As for Brook, very like Khan, he was additionally stopped in devastating style by Crawford in November of 2020. Brook has remained on the sidelines because the defeat.

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