Amir Khan and Kell Brook will clash in one of the biggest bouts in recent British boxing history as the grudge match we've all been waiting for hits Sky Sports Box Office this Saturday night. The two have a long history of arguing their case as being the best British fighter around the lightweight and welterweight ranks.
Khan believed winning a world title against a consensus pound-for-pound boxer would be a bigger achievement than defeating Brook and chose to fight Terence Crawford instead, but lost convincingly. He also believed that win or lose against Crawford, the Brook fight would still be available and here it is following a three-year absence after defeating Billy Dib with ease back in 2019 in Saudi Arabia.
Now, following Brook's losses on the world stage to Crawford, Errol Spence Jr., and Gennady Golovkin in the past five years, the two are fighting it out during a peculiar time in their careers. Yes, it comes when they both need a big win and are at a similar level on the world stage, but it comes with them both being 35 and no doubt years past their very best.
For Khan, he needs to hope two things hold up following almost three years without a fight: his chin and his speed. The Khan hand speed has never been called into question, and while not the most powerful hitter with the greatest fight IQ, Khan stunning speed has built him a stellar career with a record of 34-5, with 21 wins via TKO/KO and 13 through a decision.
Where he has come unstuck, however, is against great power punches and men with superior intelligence in the ring, which is exactly what Brook has over him. "Special K" has made it known that Khan's hand speed will be no match for the power of himself and how he believes his timing tumps the Bolton man's greater speed.
Khan, a multiple former world champion, will face his first real test when Brook hits him and how he takes it and moves forward. "King Khan" is 11/4 to win via decision and 7/2 to do so via TKO/KO, and it will be a case of Khan racking the rounds up and hopefully gradually waring down the Sheffield star.