Boxing: Amir Khan insists Kell Brook is 'jealous' of his success ahead of long-awaited grudge match

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Amir Khan insists Kell Brook is ‘JEALOUS’ of his success ahead of long-awaited grudge match and claims his bitter rival has ‘NO chance’ of winning the fight as he vows to ‘shut him up’ and send him into retirement

  • Amir Khan and Kell Brook will finally settle their differences on February 19  
  • Khan has turned the screw and believes his rival is ‘jealous of his success’ 
  • He feels Brook will be ‘scared’ in the bout and has ‘no chance’ of beating him  


Amir Khan has stuck the boot into rival Kell Brook – claiming he is ‘jealous’ of his success as a fighter ahead of their grudge match next month, and believes his opponent has ‘no chance’ of beating him.

The pair will finally settle their differences in Manchester on February 19 after years of back and forth and calls for them to end their feud in the ring, and Khan has turned up the heat ahead of their long-awaited showdown.

Khan vowed to prove he is the stronger fighter when they enter the ropes and claims there has been bitterness from Brook that his career has not had the same elevation and recognition he has enjoyed himself. 

Amir Khan believes rival Kell Brook is 'jealous' of him ahead of their showdown on February 19

Amir Khan believes rival Kell Brook is ‘jealous’ of him ahead of their showdown on February 19

The two old foes will finally step into the ring in Manchester next month to settle the score

The two old foes will finally step into the ring in Manchester next month to settle the score

‘I think Kell Brook is very bitter and this is a good time for me to put the issue straight between us because he has always thought he is the better fighter than me,’ he told Sky Sports.

‘He’s always said he should have had the recognition that I had and believes that should have been him. But at the end of the day, my skills made me the name I am today. 

‘I’m just a hard worker and beating the big names around the world, coming to America and winning world titles is what got me here and I really never got it easy. Whereas Kell, I think he is bitter and I see a bit of jealousy in him.’

Khan, who has 34 career wins – 21 coming by way of knockout – and five defeats, insists he feels calm ahead of the seismic meeting between the pair – but doesn’t think Brook will be handling his nerves well and is keen to ‘shut him up’ and ‘put on a beating’ that will submit him into retirement.

Khan feels Brook is 'bitter' about his success and feels he will be nervous to face him in the ring

Khan feels Brook is ‘bitter’ about his success and feels he will be nervous to face him in the ring

He feels he is in a different league to Brook in every category and gives him ‘no chance’ of beating him next month. 

‘I’m not scared, I’m not nervous, I’m just going to go in there and do what I do best,’ he added. ‘Kell I think is going to be scared. It is hitting him now because we are four weeks away from the fight.

‘I want to just shut him up and I want to really put a beating on him and show the public who the better fighter is.

‘I don’t think he has the same work rate as me or punches as many times or has the same speed as me, so I have that advantage over him.

The former world champion claimed he is faster than Brook and has a better work rate

The former world champion claimed he is faster than Brook and has a better work rate 

He promised to send Brook into retirement after 'putting on a beating' against him

He promised to send Brook into retirement after ‘putting on a beating’ against him 

‘I don’t think Kell has a chin or can take a good shot. I think his punch resistance is gone, literally gone, and I honestly believe that he is doing this fight just for that payday.

‘I’m doing this for the public, because it’s what they want. If I don’t take this fight, people will always say to me “but you didn’t fight Kell”. He says he’s going to beat me and do this and that, I hope he tries to. But I just don’t see him doing anything.

‘Kell’s has no chance of winning this fight, I can honestly say that to you. Come February 19, I’m going to destroy him and it’s going to be a masterclass. The way I destroy him, I think he’ll need to retire after that. This will be his [last] fight.’

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