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Boxing to continue in UK in February

Amir Khan, Kell Brook boxing photo

By Daniele D’Alessio: According to Robert Smith from the British Boxing Board of Control, UK boxing will return in February despite being temporarily suspended this month due to COVID.

This means that the long-awaited fight between Amir Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) and Kell Brook (39-3, 27 KOs) is still likely to happen as long as further restrictions are not imposed by the government.

Boxing has already lost a fascinating match-up between Chris Eubank Jr (31-2, 23 KOs) and Liam Williams (23-3-1, 18 KOs) which was meant to take place on the 29th of January.

Therefore, it would be a massive blow for British boxing if another big fight needs to be rescheduled.

Khan vs Brook is arguably years too late in the first place. Now at the latter stages of their careers, both fighters are well past their prime and are unlikely to box for a world title again.

King Khan has not fought since 2019 against Billy Dib (47-6, 27 KOs), an opponent who moved up three weight divisions to face him.

Whereas, Special K’s last bout was in 2020 where he boxed pound-for-pound superstar Terence Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) and was stopped in the fourth round.

Amir Khan, Kell Brook boxing photo

It has been years since either boxer has registered a victory against a genuine world-level contender.

The man from Bolton’s last impressive win was against Devon Alexander back in 2014.

Likewise, until this day, Brook’s most renowned victory was against Shawn Porter, (31-4-1, 17 KOs) when he captured the IBF title in 2014.

Unfortunately, he has been defeated by every other world-class opponent he has faced such as Gennadiy Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs), Errol Spence (27-0, 21 KOs), and Crawford.

Regardless, due to their bitter rivalry and failing to fight each other years ago, this remains an interesting spectacle for all boxing fans. All stadium tickets are sold out and the winner will have their bragging rights.

Can Brook capitalise on the historically weak-chin of Khan? Or will Khan’s speed be too much for an aging Brook?

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