Khan-Brook finally clash on Feb 19

Bitter rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook will finally enter the ring on February 19 to square off in one of the most highly-anticipated encounters in British boxing history. BOXXER and Sky Sports will formally announce the fight at a press conference in London this afternoon, with the news set to delight boxing fans who have clamored to see the two antagonists do battle for nearly a decade. The long-awaited encounter will take place at the AO Arena in Manchester.

“Khan and Brook are icons of the sport in Britain and this will be an iconic encounter. Their rivalry has simmered for years, they are still by far the best welterweights in the country and the eyes of the world will be on them when they square off in February to finally settle the question about which of them is the better man,” said Ben Shalom, BOXXER’s founder and CEO.

“This is a fight every boxing fan has wanted to see for years. It’s the biggest fight in British boxing right now outside of Anthony Joshua versus Tyson Fury and we’re delighted to be able to deliver this legacy-defining clash live and exclusively on Sky Sports Box Office.”

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  • A meaningless fight at this point, where both should be retired. Both trashed badly by Crawford, showing then how deteriorated as a boxer they were. Good luck to both of them in their quest to collect maybe their last decent paycheck

    • I agree, both of these men have higher mileage on their engines and performance has now suffered. In my opinion, it’s a paycheck for everyone involved. A person has to ponder the health risks at this point. Oh well, they sign the contracts knowing the risks, but they must live with their decisions.

    • A young Khan would’ve beaten both Crawford and Brook in my opinion; while courageous they both made a huge mistake in their carreers one by facing a much powerful and bigger Canelo and the other by facing a natural monster at that time triple G ! They both lost one by an amazing KO of the year and the other by a TKO with an broken eye socket ! Both didn’t recover from those fights but should be a good fight though because both are great fighters..

  • I am actually interested in this all-British fight, simply for the entertainment value, and local bragging rights.

  • I think they’re overrating Khan here a little bit. He hasn’t done well in the past and he’s shown off his glass jaw a few times. Not every fan wants to see this. I could care less about third and fourth tier fighters

    • Are you joking or are you too young ? Khan was one of the best fighters out of England ever; amazing skills coordination and speed. With a better defense he would’ve been one of the greatest lightweight or junior welterweight ever because a lot are making fun of his jaw but that wasn’t the problem, the problem was he got sometimes careless with his his agressions and got caught like against Canelo while attacking ! Great fighter overall..

  • I’ll watch this. Of course it’s seriously past its expiration date, but who cares?! It should be a fun fight. It’s the end of the line for the loser and the winner isn’t going anywhere either (will probably get another nice payday though), but good for them for FINALLY getting it together. Think I might be leaning towards Khan by decision.

  • this fight actually makes sense.
    couldnt they have waited another 7 or 8 years?

  • The biggest, the best, the long-awaited, the highly-anticipated–it always pushes the cynic’s buttons when a promotional press-release runs as a news article. Well, I remember when creaky George Chuvalo took on a more-shot-than-shot Cleveland Williams, and they put up a decent scrap. But I’m with those who think about compounding the long-term damage already done to these guys

  • Look these guys aren’t unaware of what their conditions are and accept the responsibility of the choice to fight. Hey they are both evenly past their primes i’d say so it should be a fan friendly fight , I’m cheering both fellows on and hope they do get paid well for the effort.

  • A good matchup. Both have something to prove, not only to the world, but more importantly to themselves.

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