Amir Khan has warned Kell Brook that he “doesn’t have a chance”, heading into their grudge fight on February 19.
Khan and Brook will finally settle years of talk when they meet at the AO Arena, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Former welterweight world champion, Brook, 35, told Sky Sports he envisage his rival going “on his face or on his back”, but the Bolton man, who is also 35-years-old has hit back and insists ‘The Special One’ is out of his depth.
Khan told Sky Sports: “I think with the way I’m training, the way my career’s gone and how hard we’ve been working, I don’t think Kell will even lay a glove on me.
“Time will tell, but with all the things he’s saying he’s going to do, I think it might be him that’ll be on his back.
“Obviously, he’s going to promote the fight, he’s going to say what he wants to say and he’s going to try to put me down in many ways, but I just think I’m the better fighter, I’m the more skilful fighter and he doesn’t have a chance.
“I’ve been in with better opposition. I’ve beaten better names and better opposition and this is a little bit too much of a big step-up for him.”
Former light welterweight champion, Khan has been training in Colorado Springs under the guidance of trainer, Brian ‘Bo Mac’ McIntyre, alongside WBO welterweight titlist, Terence Crawford who has stopped both men, most recently Brook with a fourth round win last November.
Brook, who has based his training camp in Fuerteventura after reuniting with trainer, Dominic Ingle has just two other losses on his slate to Gennady Golovkin in 2016 and to Errol Spence Jr in 2017, suffering a broken eye socket in each fight.
Khan, fighting for the first time since a routine fourth round stoppage over Billy Dib in July 2019, believes the injuries sustained by the Sheffield man will prove pivotal come fight night.
“Look, we are similar ages,” Khan added.
“But, like I said with the beating he’s taken throughout his whole career, with the injuries he’s got and he’s had, I don’t think he has a chance going into this fight.
“I still feel that he does not have the power to hurt me and the beatings he’s taken throughout his whole career is definitely going to show come fight night.”