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Amir Khan ready to agree long-awaited fight with Kell Brook

Amir Khan ready to agree long-awaited Battle of Britain clash with rival Kell Brook as he claims ‘now is the right time’ and calls for it to be staged at Manchester United’s Old Trafford

  • Amir Khan is ready to finally secure a showdown with fellow Brit Kell Brook
  • Former world champions have been unable to agree bout several times in past 
  • The Bolton bruiser has reached out to Eddie Hearn to finally make fight happen
  • Khan believes Manchester United’s Old Trafford would be the perfect venue 

Amir Khan has set his sights on a showdown with Kell Brook at Old Trafford.

The former world champions have been unable to agree terms on the bout in the past but the Bolton bruiser thinks the time is now right and believes Manchester United’s Old Trafford would be the perfect setting.

Khan, 34, has reached out to promoter Eddie Hearn to make the ‘Battle of Britain’ finally happen as he bids to ‘settle the score’ with his fellow Northerner.


Amir Khan (left) is ready to finally agree to a showdown with fellow Brit Kell Brook (right)

Khan believes Old Trafford would be the perfect setting for the bout with the fellow Northerner

The Olympic silver medalist told Sky Sports: ‘I was on the phone to Eddie. I said, “Let’s get the fight made”.

‘I think now is the right time to make that fight happen with Kell. We both have been world champions. We’re both British and in the north as well.

‘Imagine making a huge fight like that happen at the Old Trafford football stadium. It would be a massive fight.

The Bolton bruiser has reached out to promoter Eddie Hearn to make the fight happen

‘Look, we’re ready to take it, and I think it will be good for boxing, especially to settle the score and put him in his place.’

Khan has been out of action since his 2019 victory over Billy Dib, while Brook’s most recent fight was a stoppage loss to WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in November.

With both fighters now in their 30s, the pair will not be facing off at the peak of their powers, but Khan still believes the fight will be a spectacle and is focusing all his efforts on making it happen.

Khan has been out of action since a 2019 victory over Billy Dib but is ready to return

Khan added to TalkSPORT: ‘What’s the fight that everyone wants to see? Everyone wants to see the Kell Brook fight. We’ve been talking about it for years and years.

‘Look, me and Kell are probably past our best, I’ll be honest. But at the same time, we’re both around the same age.

‘I think it’d be a good fight between us to see still who the number one is in Britain.’ 




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