Amir Khan will finally fight Kell Brook, after years of failed talks, it has been confirmed.
The duo will face off on February 19 following many heated exchanges between the two.
The all-British fight will take place at the AO Arena in Manchester and will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office.
Brook was the first to tweet the announcement and said: “It’s finally time! February 19th in Manchester. I’ll close this chapter.”
While Khan also took to Twitter to show his excitement at the announcement: “It’s OFFICIAL KHAN VS KELL BROOK on February 19th LETS GO!”
Khan hasn’t set foot in a boxing ring for over two years.
However, he won a low-key victory over Australian fighter Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia in July 2019.
Khan is a former welterweight unified world champion.
While Brook is a former welterweight world champion and has an impressive 39-3 record, but he lost his last fight last year.
The couple came close to agreeing on the terms of a fight in 2015 and 2016, when they were both at the peak of their careers.
However, the fight never came after Khan moved up to middleweight to face Canelo Alvarez.
While Brook also took on a middleweight fight when he entered the square circle with Gennady Golovkin.
The two British boxers lost their respective fights by stoppage.
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âKhan and Brook are sport icons in Great Britain and it will be an iconic meeting,â said Ben Shalom, CEO of BOXXER.
âTheir rivalry has been simmering for years, they are still by far the best welterweight in the country.
“And the eyes of the world will be on them when they face off in February.
“To finally settle the question of which of them is the better man.”
After years of chatting, one of British boxing’s most anticipated matches finally appears to have been accepted.
The pair announced the fight before attending a press conference on Monday