One of the most hotly contested rivalries in boxing looks set to finally be settled in the ring, well that is if Amir Khan finally gets his way. The British fighter has persistently called for a fight to be made between himself and Kell Brook, as the two Brits have clashed throughout their careers.
Talks between the pair have broken down in the past, but he has enlisted the help of Eddie Hearn to finally make the fight happen. Khan also revealed that should the fight happen, then he believes the home of Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford would be the perfect location to settle their score.
Boxing News: Fight Has Constantly Hit Road Blocks
The fight has been something that fans have wanted to see for many years, but negotiations have always reached an impasse. Brook and Khan looked to be on course to finally settle their score in 2015, but talks broke down. Talks between both sides have broken down on numerous occasions since then, but Hearn spoke about the prospect of seeing them in action back in January, and believes that it is still a fight that will attract big audiences and attention from fans around the world.
Khan arrived on the mainstream stage in 2004, as he won the Olympic silver medal in Athens. He then went on to become the youngest British fighter to win a world title, as he won the WBA titles by unanimous decision against Andreas Kotelnik. He would lose the title to Lamont Peterson in 2011, before having the titles handed back after the American failed a drug test. However, he would lose the title again the following year after being stopped by Danny Garcia in the fourth round.
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After that defeat against Garcia, Khan went on to win his next five fights, which includes a success against Carlos Molina. However, he fell short in his mission to win the WBC middleweight title as he was knocked out in the sixth round by Canelo Alvarez. He would suffer a fifth career defeat in April 2019, as he was beaten in the sixth round by Terence Crawford in a bout for the WBO welterweight title.
However, he returned to the ring three months later in Saudi Arabia, and won the WBC international welterweight title with a fourth round stoppage against Billy Dib. There will certainly be some fans interested in seeing the Brits settle their score, but there will also be some that feel that the time has now gone.