Amir Khan and Kell Brook will finally collide in February
Amir Khan and Kell Brook will finally collide in February

Amir Khan and Kell Brook will face each other in a battle between two British former world champions on February 19.

The pair are set to collide at the Manchester Arena after a bout was finally agreed following years of fruitless talks.

Brook, who at 35 is the senior man of the two by just seven months, suffered a fourth-round loss to America's Terence Crawford in his last bout a year ago.

And the Special One cannot wait to meet his fellow Brit. He said: "He's always veered off, never given me respect, never acknowledged me.

"It has got to a part of his career where there is nowhere else for him to run. I have wanted it for many years."

Former WBA light-welterweight champion Khan's last outing, back in July 2019, ended in a points decision triumph over Billy Dib of Australia.

The Bolton fighter, who has won 34 of his 39 professional fights, said: "In the past 10 years I have fought two of the best pound-for-pound best fighters. 

"I have never run from Kell. I have never needed to. What I have achieved speaks for itself.

"There is no point crying about the past. In the past he hasn't deserved this fight. 

"Come February 19 it will be time to see if he can back those words up."

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