Amir Khan vs Kell Brook is one of the biggest grudge matches in British history. It’s a fight you can’t miss, and we’re bringing you everything you need to know, including the UK start time.
Although the impending Manchester Arena battle on February 19 has come slightly past its sell-by date, it hasn’t remotely reduced the hype for the bout. If anything, fans are more excited than ever before as they’re genuinely venturing into the unknown. The truth is we don’t know how much either man has left.
Both aged 35, the boxers have little desire to chase the best in the welterweight or super welterweight divisions. But neither athlete could resist the allure of finally getting to shut the other up. Khan (34-5) still carries freakish hand speed, making him extremely dangerous in the early portion of this contest. Should he land his lightning combinations, then his rival will have to rise from the canvas.
But if Brook (39-3) can begin to adjust to the speed and time of one of his infamous ‘Chocolate Brownies,’ then it’s any man’s game.
The bad blood has made this feud personal. These two men genuinely despise each other. A ten-year-long rivalry is boiling down to the most important battle of their lives. Khan wants to prove why he’s always dismissed his opponent’s credentials. Whereas ‘The Special One is looking to finally secure the showcase victory that his career deserves. He’s chased the Bolton man for years, and on Saturday night, he’ll finally get the chance to beat the man who’s possessed his thoughts for a decade.
Amir Khan vs Kell Brook UK start time
The card begins at 6 PM, with an expected ring walk time of 10:30 PM for the main event. So fans have the option of tuning in for an entertaining night of action or just switching over to watch the showcase fight.
How to watch the action
UK and Irish fans can watch all the contests live on Sky Sports Box Office. The PPV platform is available on Sky channel 491 or 492 for HD. Furthermore, US combat sports enthusiasts can stream all the bouts via ESPN +.
How much will the fight cost?
The eagerly anticipated collision between Khan and Brook is available in the UK for £19.95 and €24.95 in Ireland. American fans can sign up to the ESPN + streaming network for a monthly price of $6.99.
Who features on the undercard?
Although the main event is a belter, there’s also a cracking undercard for fans to get their teeth stuck into. The co-main event features a contest for the WBO Super Welterweight Title. Natasha Jonas, or ‘Miss GB’ as she’s commonly known, has become one of the most beloved athletes in the country.
The Liverpudlian has excited the public with her sublime performances and thunderous punch power. She was agonisingly close to snatching away Katie Taylor’s belts, and most felt she did enough to beat Teri Harper when they fought for the WBC title.
Despite the heartbreak that she’s endured throughout her career, she’s not given up on her dreams. The 37-year-old is stepping up two weight divisions to pursue one last shot at world title glory. She’s taking on late-replacement and former world champion Chris Namus.
The bill also features the debut of heavyweight hope and Olympic Bronze medalist Frazer Clarke. In addition to exciting cruiserweight prospect Viddal Riley who some might know for training YouTube superstar KSI.
The undercard in full is as follows:
- Natasha Jonas vs Chris Namus (WBO world super welterweight title)
- Charlie Schofield vs Germaine Brown (English super middleweight title)
- Bradley Rea vs Craig McCarthy (Middleweight)
- Frazer Clarke vs TBA (Heavyweight)
- Viddal Riley vs Willbeforce Shihepo (Cruiserweight)
- Adam Azim vs Jordan Ellison (Lightweight)
- Hassan Azim vs MJ Hall (Welterweight)
- Abdul Khan vs Ricky Starkey (Lightweight)
- Ibrahim Nadim vs Taka Bembere (Super featherweight).
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