In Colorado, Amir Khan is battling injuries ahead of an all-British Kell Brook rematch.


In Colorado, Amir Khan is battling injuries ahead of an all-British Kell Brook rematch.

On February 19, AMIR KHAN will face off against Kell Brook, a bitter rival…

In preparation for his all-British grudge match with Kell Brook, Amir Khan has admitted that he is dealing with injuries and niggles in camp.

The two former welterweight world champions will fight on February 19 in Manchester at a catchweight, ten years after the bout was first proposed.

Despite the fact that both fighters are well past their prime, they are willing to renew old rivalries for one last dance.

Over the last decade, the duo has been involved in various spats and verbal wars, but British boxing fans will finally get to see them trade leather next month.

While injury concerns and niggles are a part of every training camp, Khan has admitted that now that he is 35, he is having to push himself past the pain threshold.

From his camp in Colorado, he told Sky Sports, “We all have injuries, sportsmen and women.”

“We always have to overcome and override the pains when we’re at the elite level.”

“When I’m training, I get aches and pains, and I get injuries.”

“I had to spar today, and I still have to overcome the injuries; I can’t remember them; I just have to deal with them.”

“My job is to get ready for February 19th, and the aches and pains are obvious.”

“As you get older – I’m 35 now – you don’t recover as quickly as you did when you were 25.

“Now the body is taking a little longer, but that’s good because I know that if I keep pushing through the pains and aches, I’ll be fine come fight night.”

Khan was last seen in action in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in the summer of 2019.

He won less than three months after being stopped in New York by pound-for-pound champion Terence Crawford.

Khan admitted after the loss that an elbow injury he sustained during camp had hampered his performance.

It’s not the first time Khan has had issues; in 2016, he made headlines when he claimed he’d been fighting a broken hand for the past 13 years.

Brook’s last fight was in Las Vegas over a year ago, when he was defeated by WBO welterweight champion Crawford.

Special K has only lost by a hair.

“News from the Brinkwire.”


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