“I just wanted that acknowledgement and that respect.”
Well, it’s only a decade later than everyone had originally wanted to see it, but I guess it’s better than never, as Amir Khan and Kell Brook will finally face each other in the ring this weekend.
To say they have a long lasting rivalry would be drastically underselling it, as Khan has been the holy grail fight for Brook, throughout his whole career.
(Khan and Brook square up. Credit: Warren Little/Getty Images)
The Bolton superstar was the golden boy in British boxing, winning an Olympic silver medal at just 17, and then going on to win two world titles.
Sheffield warrior Brook, however, had to do it the hard way, working his way up from small hall shows, bottom of the undercard fights, and with little publicity, he eventually fought his way to the top.
Now they both have glittering CVs, and have come up against some of the biggest names in the sport, like Marcos Maid …