Both camps in confident mood

The day has finally arrived for Amir Khan and Kell Brook’s hotly-anticipated grudge contest at the Manchester Arena and both fighters are in confident mood (Khan 6/4, Brook 8/13, Draw 16/1 – Bout Winner).

Saturday’s contest will finally see the two fighters go head-to-head in a bout that will settle a rivalry that has been brewing for over 17 years.

That feud threatened to spill over when they squared up to each other at Friday’s weigh in after both men avoided a six-figure fine by coming in under the maximum weight of 10st 9lbs (149lbs), with Khan tipping the scales at 10st 7lbs 5oz, a pound lighter than Brook.

Former world welterweight champion Brook (5/4 to win by KO/TKO/DQ/Technical Decision) had teased earlier this week that he would be willing to pay a fine in order to be that bit bigger and heavier than Khan, but following Friday’s weigh-in he confirmed he had no problems making the 149lb limit.

“The weight wasn’t an issue,” Brook said, as per Sky Sports. “I feel amazing. I’ve done the hard work. I will fuel up then come in cool, calm and collected.

“It’s going to be electric. I’ll be firing on all cylinders.”

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Khan (7/2 to win by KO/TKO/DQ/Technical Decision) appears to be in an equally confident mood, with the former unified light-welterweight world champion confirming he plans to put Brook in his place come fight night.

“There was a lot said. Kell is confident and so am I,” Khan said regarding the duos’ fiery face off.

“I made the weight easily. I could have made 147lbs if I needed to.

“The next time we see each other will be in the ring. Kell will be shown who the better fighter is.”

Brook boasts a 39-3 record since turning professional in 2004, with 27 of his victories coming via knockout, although he was stopped after just four rounds of his most recent fight when he lost his WBO welterweight title bout with Terence Crawford in November 2020.

Khan (34-5) was also beaten by Crawford in 2019 and this will be his first competitive bout in almost two years since he beat Australian Billy Dib to land the WBC International welterweight title.

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