Kell Brook responds to Amir Khan injury struggle claim with "broken hand" jibe
Kell Brook has responded to Amir Khan's claim that he is struggling with injuries by claiming that he would fight him with "broken hands".
Khan and Brook will finally settle their long-term rivalry next month in a bumper clash in Manchester with fans snapping up all of the tickets within minutes.
Brook's rival has admitted he is currently struggling with injuries in training camp as preparations continue for their long-awaited showdown.
But the Sheffield star has now fired back by warning his opponent to "turn up" for their grudge match and has criticised Khan for worrying "fans" that the fight may be delayed.
"I'll be doing the talking with my fists on February 19," Brook told Sky Sports. "I know Amir Khan is already mentioning that he has got niggles and putting it out there that things are negative.
"I just want to send a message to Amir Khan that the fans have waited so long for this fight, I will be turning up even if I have two broken hands. The fans have been waiting so long for this fight so don't be pulling out.
"This fight has been too messed around with the contracts and getting across the line, now we have this fight and we have a date set. Let's make this fight happen. I don't want you to say you have Covid or anything like that.
"i want you to turn up on February 19 the best you can be as I will be there. I have been waiting so long for this fight and I am ready to show the world I am the best and Amir is going to be a mere memory after this fight."
Brook and Khan have finally settled an agreement for their bout and will fight at a catchweight of 149lbs with a six-figure fine if either fighter misses the limit.
Khan is yet to enter the ring since his mega-money victory over Billy Dib in the Middle East over two years ago, while Brook fought at the end of 2020 in a stoppage defeat against Terence Crawford.
'King Khan' is currently training in America at high altitude in Colorado with trainer Brian 'Bo Mac' McIntyre alongside Crawford who has defeated both Khan and Brook.
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With Crawford the reigning undefeated welterweight champion, Khan has detailed advice the American has handed him ahead of facing his foe.
Khan said at a press conference : "He (Crawford) is an amazing fighter and I know that when you train with the best fighters like Andre Ward and Manny Pacquiao it brings the best out of you.
"By watching them you visualise how good they are and pick things up from them. I will do the same with Crawford as well.
"Everything down to timing and speed, he is so well prepared as a fighter and I think it will be good to learn things from him, and I think it will bring that love back to the sport for me.
"I used to take time off and not train, when I first met him he was someone who told me ‘don’t take time off after the fight’ as you pick up ring-rust and things like that."
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