Amir Khan Displeased To Fight At 149lbs Against Kell Brook
Britain’s boxing star Amir Khan claimed that he expected the fight against Kell Brook to be a welterweight bout, but his opponent thought otherwise.
“We were going to do the fight at welterweight, but he didn’t want to do it at welterweight,” Khan said in an Instagram Live.
“All this talk that, ‘Yeah, I’ll fight Amir anywhere, you tell me, I’ll be there.’ Bollocks.”
Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) has agreed to make weight for 149 pounds, which is two pounds above the welterweight limit. He doesn’t want to see the agreement going south at any cost.
Brook vs Khan has been fixed for February 19 in Manchester.
The former unified light-welterweight world champion said he agreed to the demands to give his fans a show who last watched him box against Billy Dib in Jeddah in 2019.
“I did this for you guys, so that no one can ever say that the reason the fight never happened [was because of me. Brook] kept messing about, changing goalposts. I just agreed to everything that he wanted. He wanted the fight at 149, yeah, no problem, even though 147 is the weight division, and 149 is not a weight division,” Khan added.
“But it is what it is.”
The 35-year-old is currently training in Omaha, Nebraska. Khan is being trained by Brian McIntyre, the head trainer of WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.