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Amir Khan vs Kell Brook CONFIRMED for February next year with long-awaited bout set to be announced at press conference on Monday

A fight between Amir Khan and Kell Brook has been confirmed in February next year, talkSPORT can confirm.

After years of failed negotiations and trash talk, the pair will finally meet in the ring after a breakthrough in negotiations, with the bout set to take place in Manchester.

Khan was a unified champion at super-lightweight and then moved up to welterweight

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Khan was a unified champion at super-lightweight and then moved up to welterweight

The highly-anticipated bout will take place next year

The highly-anticipated bout will take place next year

talkSPORT understands February 19 will be the exact date of the fight, though this is yet to be officially confirmed’ 

Ben Shalom, CEO of Boxxer, revealed that Khan and Brook will be made as a Boxxer promotion and a press conference will happen on Monday.

“It’s no secret for the past two months we’ve been trying to make Amir Khan vs Kell Brook,” Shalom told talkSPORT Fight Night

“I think it’s a fight that every boxing fan has wanted to see for years and years.

“There’s been a lot of competition, every promoter has wanted it.

Khan will meet his great rival in ring

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Khan will meet his great rival in ring

“I think we are very, very close now and hopefully we’ll announce that on Monday and look, it will take place in February in Manchester.”

The pair share a long-standing rivalry stemming back almost a decade.

It began when Brook was a rising welterweight contender around the time Khan was unified world champion in the weight class below.

Khan was dethroned and moved up to join his fellow Brit at 147lbs.

Brook then won his world title in late 2014 and they seemed destined to meet in a British super fight.

However, despite several attempts over the years that followed, the contest never came to fruition.

With both men nearing the ends of their careers and, they are now seizing their final chance to face off

With his career coming to an end, Brook has sealed one last pay day with his great rival

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With his career coming to an end, Brook has sealed one last pay day with his great rival

On Wednesday, Brook teased the fight was close to being confirmed.

He told iFL TV: “I’ve signed my part of the fight.

“He just needs to come forward and sign his part and we’ve got the biggest fight in British boxing.

“We’ve signed our bit. But listen, we don’t need to hide about it.

“Everyone knows that this fight needs to happen.

“He’s been shouting my name, I haven’t really been coming in front of the cameras, it’s him shouting my name saying he wants it.

“I’ve done my thing, let’s see if he does his thing and we’ve got the biggest fight in British boxing.”

Upon seeing these comments, Khan reacted by insisting this cannot be the case.

“Contracts are still going back and forth, so I’m not sure how he’s signed when we’re both waiting?” Khan told talkSPORT.com

“Hopefully something gets finalised this week.

“We are really waiting on BOXXER and Sky to get the deal done.”

The pair share a long-standing rivalry stemming back almost a decade.

At first, Brook was a rising welterweight contender around the time Khan was unified world champion in the weight class below.

Khan was dethroned and moved up to join his fellow Brit at 147lbs.

Brook then won his world title in late 2014 and they seemed destined to meet in a British super fight.

However, despite several attempts over the years that followed, the contest never came to fruition.

Now, both men appear to be nearing the ends of their careers and, as such, both recognise that this is their final chance to face off with talks at a very advanced stage.




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