Kell Brook Stops Amir Khan To Win Grudge Match
Gracing the ring for the first time since November 2020, Kell Brook made sure he left no stone unturned to announce his comeback to the sport in Manchester on Saturday night against Amir Khan.
Brook started the fight on a high, staggering Khan twice in the first round. Khan tried to charge at his English colleague, but Brook’s accuracy left him without an answer.
The third and fourth rounds too belonged to Brook, who put Khan through a barrage of strong punches.
In the sixth round, the referee decided that he has seen enough beating of Khan to stop the fight.
This was Khan’s sixth loss of his pro career. Boxing fans are uncertain about Khan’s return after the loss.
“Punishment like that sometimes in boxing, I know I showed a big heart and took some big shots today, but sometimes too much of that can be harmful in the future,” the 35-year-old said.
“I’ve done more than I ever expected. Maybe I peaked too early, I was at the Olympics at 17, I won the world title at 22. I’m 35 now, I’ve been in the game a very long time, I’m an old man. I want to spend time with my kids and my family.”
Brook shared similar sentiments.
“I’ve always wanted to have this fight with Amir. I think this grudge match and this is the icing on the cake for me. I can live at peace with myself, with my career,” the winner said.