Amir Khan (34-5) vs. Kell Brook (39-3)

Khan vs. Brook Winner and How?

  • Amir Khan Stoppage

    Votes: 5 13.2%
  • Amir Khan Decision

    Votes: 6 15.8%
  • Draw

    Votes: 2 5.3%
  • Kell Brook Decision

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kell Brook Stoppage

    Votes: 25 65.8%

  • Total voters
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I fear Hearn would make this PPV even if it happened now, he's gone PPV crazy. Whyte-Povetkin would have been nowhere near PPV a few years ago. I'd rather this didn't happen as if Khan got a payday from it now it would vindicate his position that he was right to wait as the public are desperate to see it so it didn't have a particular shelf life.
Khan has a larger hate base then a fanbase. Who have been desperate to see get him beat up by a rival British fighter for most of his career.

Khan is gonna make sure they pay for the privilege. If it does happen it would be more fun. If Frank Warren was the lead promoter and Eddie Hearn got frozen out.
I can certainly see this being a joint promotion with Khan Promotions and Frank Warren promotions.
 
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Ever since Brook got a wake up call in the first Jones fight I’ve never believed Khan has a chance against him but if it’s at 147 there’s a strong argument Khan will be able to hurt Brook judging off Saturday night.

Hope both retire but do agree this would still sell well. Brook’s a big name & Khan’s a huge name even though neither have won a meaningful fight in years.
 
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Ever since Brook got a wake up call in the first Jones fight I’ve never believed Khan has a chance against him but if it’s at 147 there’s a strong argument Khan will be able to hurt Brook judging off Saturday night.

Hope both retire but do agree this would still sell well. Brook’s a big name & Khan’s a huge name even though neither have won a meaningful fight in years.

Did he get a real wake up call? Or just a bit of a kick up the backside? He still ballooned up massively in between fights and partied way too much got himself in a lot of trouble outside the ring after Carson Jones.
 

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The difference after the first Jones fight was that he went down the Hatton route of completely dedicating himself once he was in training camp & taking the weight off properly.

Before that fight he was regularly seen out in Sheffield only weeks before fights. Dom even got him to move in with him to stop him going out
 
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The difference after the first Jones fight was that he went down the Hatton route of completely dedicating himself once he was in training camp & taking the weight off properly.

Before that fight he was regularly seen out in Sheffield only weeks before fights. Dom even got him to move in with him to stop him going out

Him splitting with dom again and finding a trainer on instagram for the bud fight makes you think he didn't fancy dom's military style training camps, and it showed in the fight. Kell's worst enemy has not been promoters or opponents, it's himself. His nutritionist did an interview this week and said Kell had to shift loads of weight before the GGG fight and again for the Spence fight. I watched the spence fight again over lockdown, kell was fighting brilliantly for 6 rounds, and then looked like he totally ran out of gas by round 7. I found the sequence were Spence breaks his eye socket with a right hook, kell is basically shattered and standing in front of Spence and allowing him to tee off on him. If he had been fit and made the weight comfortably, the Spence fight would have been a pick'em.
 
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Probably worth noting that when Khan fights next it will be 10 years since he’s held a world title and if it happened to be against Brook it would be 5 years for him too.

i Do struggle with the hype with Khan when that fact gets highlighted
 
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Probably worth noting that when Khan fights next it will be 10 years since he’s held a world title and if it happened to be against Brook it would be 5 years for him too.

i Do struggle with the hype with Khan when that fact gets highlighted
As a school teacher of mine stated many years ago. You need to discipline yourself focus and work hard. Whatever you do before you reach the age of twenty one. Will most likely determine your future.

Hype was created when Khan instead of chilling with his mates. Spent all his time in the gym as a teenager. Leading him to become the only British fighter to qualify for the Olympics and win a medal as a 17 year old.

So its not like he recently acquired a big profile. Every olympics has feel good stories. He was one of the feel good stories of the 2004 olympics. This made him a household name he was courted by promoters and journalists. He has maintained his profile since.

And he subsequently acquired a hatebase who have kept him in business . On social media on forums making him the most heavily discussed fighters.
 
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As a school teacher of mine stated many years ago. You need to discipline yourself focus and work hard. Whatever you do before you reach the age of twenty one. Will most likely determine your future.

Hype was created when Khan instead of chilling with his mates. Spent all his time in the gym as a teenager. Leading him to become the only British fighter to qualify for the Olympics and win a medal as a 17 year old.

So its not like he recently acquired a big profile. Every olympics has feel good stories. He was one of the feel good stories of the 2004 olympics. This made him a household name he was courted by promoters and journalists. He has maintained his profile since.

And he subsequently acquired a hatebase who have kept him in business . On social media on forums making him the most heavily discussed fighters.
It was also in a real fallow period for UK Olympics.

We had really poor results in 2000 and 2004 in all sports, so any success was a big deal.
 
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Probably worth noting that when Khan fights next it will be 10 years since he’s held a world title and if it happened to be against Brook it would be 5 years for him too.

i Do struggle with the hype with Khan when that fact gets highlighted
Khan's career since the Garcia fight has been really disappointing. Too long spent chasing Floyd and having warm ups.
 
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It was also in a real fallow period for UK Olympics.

We had really poor results in 2000 and 2004 in all sports, so any success was a big deal.
Khans story was much more then that. His progress through the Olympics captivated media in a dozen or so countries. It read like a script, for them under dog sports movies.

Wins the senior ABA title whilst still only a 17 year old and not really beong expected too.
The British Amateur Association then refused to send him to the European qualifying tournaments for the Olympics. Told him he was too young and wait for the 2008 Olympics he had to really fight just to get the opportunity to participate in the qualifiers.

It was only after a protracted struggle that the Amateur association relented . Then during the qualifiers no one is really expecting him to do well because of his age and because as a 17 year old he was sharing the ring with fully grown men. But surprisingly he qualifies then ends up being the only boxer on the British Olympic Boxing Team.(Because shockingly no one else managed to qualify.)

Then when he is sent to Olympics no one expected much. He was told to just enjoy his participation because at his age he wont be winning any medals. Just use the experience to help you in 4 years time at the 2008 Olympics.

He had the deluded confidence of a 17 year old. Actually believed he was going to win a medal.

And slowly started winning each round capturing the imagination of the global media. And gets to the final and ends up facing a true amateur legend Mario Kindelan. The final from what I recall had huge tv ratings in several countries across the world. The 17 year old vs the Legend. Although he lost he performed credibly well and the rest is history. The Kindelan vs Khan Olympic final had 7.5 million viewers in the U.K. alone. That too on a Sunday afternoon.
 
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Khans story was much more then that. His progress through the Olympics captivated media in a dozen or so countries. It read like a script, for them under dog sports movies.

Wins the senior ABA title whilst still only a 17 year old and not really beong expected too.
The British Amateur Association then refused to send him to the European qualifying tournaments for the Olympics. Told him he was too young and wait for the 2008 Olympics he had to really fight just to get the opportunity to participate in the qualifiers.

It was only after a protracted struggle that the Amateur association relented . Then during the qualifiers no one is really expecting him to do well because of his age and because as a 17 year old he was sharing the ring with fully grown men. But surprisingly he qualifies then ends up being the only boxer on the British Olympic Boxing Team.(Because shockingly no one else managed to qualify.)

Then when he is sent to Olympics no one expected much. He was told to just enjoy his participation because at his age he wont be winning any medals. Just use the experience to help you in 4 years time at the 2008 Olympics.

He had the deluded confidence of a 17 year old. Actually believed he was going to win a medal.

And slowly started winning each round capturing the imagination of the global media. And gets to the final and ends up facing a true amateur legend Mario Kindelan. The final from what I recall had huge tv ratings in several countries across the world. The 17 year old vs the Legend. Although he lost he performed credibly well and the rest is history. The Kindelan vs Khan Olympic final had 7.5 million viewers in the U.K. alone. That too on a Sunday afternoon.
It captivated me, that's for certain. I remember cheering him on and being surprised how well he did.