A “6-Figure” fine will be faced by Amir Khan and Kell Brook if they Exceed the 149lb Limit, says promoter Ben Shalom
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“I’m hearing that Amir is in amazing shape and is training really well with Terence Crawford’s team. We are going to have to see the very best of Brook,” says promoter Ben Shalom.
“You look well overweight,” Amir Khan accused Kell Brook. “I’m coming levels down to fight you, we’ll see what you are doing on February 19,” said Amir Khan.
Promoter Ben Shalom said, “Amir khan and Kell Brook will face a ‘six-figure’ fine if they exceed the agreed weight limit.”
On February 19, Khan and Brook will face each other in the biggest all-British fight outside the heavyweight division.
After arguing at a press conference, they have decided to collide at 149lbs which is two pounds above the welterweight limit.
Amir Khan says, “Kell Brook is bitter and will hate him even more after they fight in Manchester on February 9.”
"They're both taking the weight seriously," said BOXXER promoter Shalom, who confirmed Khan and Brook will face a six-figure fine for each pound they weigh over 149lbs.
“There shouldn’t be problems with the weight because they are so motivated.”
“Despite the huge financial penalties, we expect both fighters to come prepared.”
Kell Brook, however, seems too classy for Amir Khan but both are brilliant fighters and it will be a close encounter.
“I have bent over backward for your demands,” Brook had previously said to Khan.
Both kept ridiculing each other in the conference, Khan mocked Brook at one point and said, “You are half retired now. You look overweight!”
Kell Brook says, “I will put myself through hell in training ahead for a long-anticipated ‘grudge’ fight with Amir Khan.”
Amir Khan is in good fighting shape and training his sweat out with Terence Crawford’s team.
Promoter Ben Shalom added, “We are going to have to see the very best of Brook.”
“I spoke to Brook’s nutritionist who can’t believe the progress they are making.”
“They say Brook hasn’t been this motivated since his fight with Errol Spence Jr.”
“This means everything to Brook. They are seeing a different side of him.”
“We will see the best of both guys. They are taking it extremely seriously – they will train on Christmas Day!”
The fight has long been awaited. Both fighters couldn’t concentrate on the training, but now the date has been decided and the fighters left to their training camps and training like hell even intending not to rest on Christmas Day.