Amir Khan insists bitter rival Kell Brook is ‘JALOUS’ at his success leading up to the highly anticipated grudge match, claiming his opponent has ‘NO chance’ of winning as he vows to ‘silence him’ and to retire
- Amir Khan and Kell Brook will finally settle their differences on February 19th
- Khan has turned the tide and believes his rival is ‘jealous of his success’
- He feels that Brook will be ‘scared’ in the fight and have ‘no chance’ to beat him
Amir Khan has booted into rival Kell Brook – claiming he is ‘jealous’ of his success as a fighter for 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, calling on them to end their feud in the ring, and Khan has turned up the heat for their highly anticipated showdown.
Khan vowed to prove he’s the stronger fighter when they step onto the ropes, claiming Brook is bitter that his career hasn’t had the same loftiness and recognition as he’s enjoyed himself.
Amir Khan believes rival Kell Brook is ‘jealous’ of him for their Feb 19 showdown
The two old foes will finally enter 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 settle the matter between us because he has always thought he is the better fighter than me,” he told Sky Sports.
“He has always said he should have had the recognition I had and he believes he should have been. But in the end, 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 brought me here and it’s really never been easy for me. While Kell, I think he’s bitter and I see a little jealousy in him.”
Khan, who has 34 career wins – 21 of them via knockout – and five defeats, insists he feels calm ahead of the pair’s seismic encounter – but doesn’t think Brook will handle his nerves and is eager to ‘shut down’ . him up’ and ‘give him a beating’ that will make him retire.
Khan feels Brook is ‘bitter’ about his success and feels he will be nervous to meet him in the ring
He feels he is in a different league from 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 and do what I’m good at,” he added. “I think Kell will be shocked. It affects him now because we are four weeks away from the fight.
“I just want to shut him up and really give him a beating and show the public who the better fighter is.
“I don’t think he has the same pace of work as me, doesn’t hit as often 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 pace
He vowed to retire Brook after ‘beating him’
“I don’t think Kell has a chin or shoots well. I think his resistance to punches has gone, literally gone, and I honestly believe he’s only doing this fight for that payday.
“I’m doing this for the public, because that’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. But I don’t see him doing anything.
“Kell’s has no chance of winning this fight, I can tell you that honestly. Come February 19th, I’m going to destroy it and it’s going to be a masterclass. As I destroy him, I think he should retire after that. This will be his [last] fight.’