Amir Khan and Kell Brook will finally settle their long-running feud with the former world champions set to collide in February.
A bout that has been years in the making has finally been confirmed with the rivals set to headline a card on Sky Sports on 19 February in Manchester.
Khan and Brook have been circling each other intermittently across the last seven years.
In 2016, an agreement appeared close only for talks to fall though at the eleventh hour, with Khan instead moving up two weight classes to fight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Brook challenging middleweight king Gennady Golovkin.
Both suffered comprehensive defeats; Khan knocked out in devastating fashion in the sixth round with Brook suffering a broken eye socket in his stoppage loss.
Khan has fought just four times since then, falling short in his last world title shot against Terence Crawford before a low-key win over Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia in his last fight in July 2019.
Brook, who lost his IBF welterweight title to Errol Spence Jr following the defeat to Golovkin, was last in the ring 12 months ago, also losing to Crawford.
At 34 and 35 respectively, both Khan and Brook’s best years are behind them with no titles on the line when they meet next year.
But the bad blood between the two could still make for a compelling contest in perhaps one final big pay day for both men before retirement.
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