January 21, 2022

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Boxing to continue in UK in February

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By Daniele D’Alessio: In accordance to Robert Smith from the British Boxing Board of Command, United kingdom boxing will return in February in spite of becoming briefly suspended this thirty day period due to COVID.

This implies that the very long-awaited fight involving Amir Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) and Kell Brook (39-3, 27 KOs) is even now possible to happen as long as further more restrictions are not imposed by the government.

Boxing has presently misplaced a interesting match-up concerning Chris Eubank Jr (31-2, 23 KOs) and Liam Williams (23-3-1, 18 KOs) which was meant to get location on the 29th of January.

Thus, it would be a significant blow for British boxing if a further huge battle needs to be rescheduled.

Khan vs Brook is arguably a long time as well late in the initial spot. Now at the latter phases of their careers, equally fighters are very well earlier their key and are unlikely to box for a globe title all over again.

King Khan has not fought considering that 2019 against Billy Dib (47-6, 27 KOs), an opponent who moved up a few body weight divisions to facial area him.

While, Special K’s last bout was in 2020 where by he boxed pound-for-pound celebrity Terence Crawford (38-, 29 KOs) and was stopped in the fourth round.

It has been decades considering the fact that both boxer has registered a victory versus a real environment-degree contender.

The male from Bolton’s final impressive earn was in opposition to Devon Alexander back in 2014.

Also, until eventually this day, Brook’s most renowned victory was against Shawn Porter, (31-4-1, 17 KOs) when he captured the IBF title in 2014.

Regretably, he has been defeated by each and every other world-course opponent he has faced this sort of as Gennadiy Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs), Errol Spence (27-, 21 KOs), and Crawford.

Irrespective, thanks to their bitter rivalry and failing to combat every single other a long time in the past, this remains an appealing spectacle for all boxing fans. All stadium tickets are offered out and the winner will have their bragging legal rights.

Can Brook capitalise on the traditionally weak-chin of Khan? Or will Khan’s pace be also much for an getting old Brook?

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