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Amir Khan and Kell Brook separated by security during tense stare down ahead of February showdown


Khan and Brook will finally fight after years of waiting (Picture: Getty_

Amir Khan and Kell Brook had to be separated during a tension-filled press conference to announce their February showdown.

The two British fighters will finally settle their long-running rivalry in Manchester on 19 February and came face-to-face for the first time in a press conference on Monday.

Security stepped in to separate the two within moments of their stare down with the genuine dislike the two have for each other palpable.

With both fighters in the latter stages of their glittering professional careers, former IBF welterweight champion promised to retire Khan and have the last word on their bitter feud.

‘He needs to go back to thinking he is a celebrity. You are getting knocked clean out. Forget my legacy, I will knock you spark out,’ Brook said.

Security stepped in during Monday’s press conference (Picture: Getty)

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 insists now is the time to silence his old rival.

‘At that time in the past, I didn’t feel he deserved it,’ Khan said of past negotiations.

‘But now it has come to the stage where I’m waiting to give him a good shot right in the face and put him in his place.’


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