Kell Brook Gets TKO Of Amir Khan In Long Awaited Bout
It turns out that it was worth the wait for former IBF World Welterweight champ Kell Brook to get his hands on fellow English Welterweight Amir Khan. This after Brook overwhelmed and stopped Khan on a sixth round TKO in the Boxxer Promotions/Sky Sports main event in Manchester Saturday night.
Brook trapped the former world Jr. Lightweight champ Khan along the ropes immediately in the sixth frame, battering him and forcing the stoppage at the :51 mark,
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The two ex-champs did not disappoint early, as the they traded big punches in the opening round with Brook getting the better of Khan, including a big left hook.
Brook, no 40-3, went to work from their on and out-slugged the 35 year old Khan with an overwhelming power punch total of 64-19 over the 5 rounds and a minute of action.
Brook, had lost to WBO World Welterweight champ Terence Crawford on a TKO in his last bout in November of 2020, and many believed that nearly 36 year old would be done at that point. This coming after his TKO loss in an IBF championship fight, where he suffered a fractured eye orbital, against Errol Spence in May of 2017. Brook had held the title for over three and half years.
However, he summoned it in front of the English fans who were watching on PPV in the U.K. The bout aired on ESPN+ Saturday afternoon in the USA.
As for Khan, this should spell the end for him. He drops to 34-6 having last been in the ring in July 2019 in a TKO stoppage of Billy Dibb. He wsa more known recently for having also lost on stoppage to champ Crawford at Madison Square Garden three months earlier.
The Bolton native Khan also lost in a bid moving all the way to Middleweight to challenge to Canelo Alvarez on a brutal one punch KO in May of 2016.