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Kell Brook says Amir Khan fight has ‘rematch clause’ for Feb.19th

Amir Khan, Kell Brook boxing photo

By Charles Brun: Kell Brook says there’s a rematch clause for his fight against Amir Khan on February 19th at the AO Arena in Manchester, England. Win or lose, Khan has made it clear he’s hanging up his gloves after this fight, so a rematch clause has no use for the Brook clash.

Khan, 35, likely included the rematch clause in case the fight had a controversial result.

Like many, Brook (39-3, 27 KOs) doesn’t understand why the former IBF/WBA 140-lb champion Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) bothered to have a rematch clause inserted into the contract, as he doesn’t expect him to use it.

Khan hasn’t fought in two and a half years since July 2019, and he was viewed as being over-the-hill them.

One can’t imagine Khan getting younger in the time out of the ring since his last fight against the washed super featherweight Billy Dib.

Khan has suffered knockout losses against these fighters:

  • Briedis Prescott
  • Danny Garcia
  • Terence Crawford
  • Canelo Alvarez

Brook doubts Khan will use the rematch clause

Brook, 35, says Khan WON’T want to use the rematch clause to ever fight him again after the “beat down” that he’s going to be inflicting in their headliner on Sky Box Office pay-per-view on February 19th.

Amir Khan, Kell Brook boxing photo

Most boxing fans expect Brook to make easy work of Khan, who has a history of suffering knockout losses when going up against big punchers.

Perhaps the only big slugger that Khan survived the distance with during his career is Marcos Maidana in 2010.

That was a bizarre fight in which the referee Joe Cortez was getting in Maidana’s way when he was trying to finish off Khan in the tenth round after badly hurting him. If not for the referee in the way, Maidana would have likely knocked out Khan.

“I believe there is a rematch clause, and I’m not sure that he’ll want to take that rematch clause or not with what I want to do to him in this fight,” said former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook to Sky Sports News.

“I think there’s going to be fireworks, and as soon as that bell rings, I’m going to be marching out, and I’m coming straight for him.

“All I’m interested in is this fight. I do know that there’s going to be a rematch if Amir Khan wants that. If Amir Khan wants another beatdown, he can have one,” said Brook.

It would make Brook VERY happy if Khan activates his rematch clause should he lose on February 19th. Brook would get another opportunity for a big payday, which would help feather his nest for his retirement years.

Without Khan giving him a second payday, there are not many opportunities for Brook to get another big money fight. Conor Benn is Brook’s best bet for a crucial match that will see him making a lot of dough, but it’s doubtful that fight will happen.

The 25-year-old Benn is being exclusively matched against older fighters that lack a punch, and his promoter Eddie Hearn isn’t going to want to risk having the gravy train come off the tracks.

They’ve got a formula going, Benn and Hearn, with older & weaker fighters being picked out for easy paydays. Brook is too dangerous because he’s got power, and he’s a much different piece of work than the fodder that Benn has been fighting during his short professional career.

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