Amir Khan vs Kell Brook set to be officially announced at press conference on Monday with fight to take place in February
A fight between Amir Khan and Kell Brook is set to be officially announced on Monday with the bout expected to take place in February next year.
After years of failed negotiations and trash talk, the pair are on the verge of finally meeting in the ring in Manchester.
talkSPORT understands February 19 will be the exact date of the fight, though this is yet to be officially confirmed.
Ben Shalom, CEO of BOXXER, revealed that Khan and Brook is in the works as a BOXXER promotion and a press conference is planned to make this official on Monday.
“It’s no secret for the past two months we’ve been trying to make Amir Khan vs Kell Brook,” Shalom told talkSPORT Fight Night.
“I think it’s a fight that every boxing fan has wanted to see for years and years.
“There’s been a lot of competition, every promoter has wanted it.
“I think we are very, very close now and hopefully we’ll announce that on Monday and look, it will take place in February in Manchester.”
The pair share a long-standing rivalry stemming back almost a decade.
It began when Brook was a rising welterweight contender around the time Khan was unified world champion in the weight class below.
Khan was dethroned and moved up to join his fellow Brit at 147lbs.
Brook then won his world title in late 2014 and they seemed destined to meet in a British super fight.
However, despite several attempts over the years that followed, the contest never came to fruition.
With both men nearing the ends of their careers and, they are now seizing their final chance to face off