AMIR KHAN and Kell Brook will finally settle one of the most bitter grudges in boxing on February 19.
Bolton’s 34-year-old golden boy will take on his Sheffield counterpart, 35, in a long overdue retirement showdown on neutral ground in Manchester.
Sadly it comes about five year after their brilliant primes but one of the ex-world champs will leave the sport with the bragging rights.
Former light-welter king Khan, has spent almost a decade dismissing Brook and insisting he was a different level to the Ingle-gym prodigy.
But, with both men rapidly approaching the end of their careers, a deal has finally been done for them to slug it out for one last pension pay day.
Sky Sports have agreed to stage the straightener after Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn – now the chief promoter on streaming app DAZN – said the two rivals were demanding too much cash.
The battle would once have topped a sold-out football stadium in the middle of a blistering English summer.
But, with both brave men in the winters of their fighting careers, a more modest Valentine’s date has been arranged indoors.
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Former IBF welterweight champ Brook – arguably one of Britain’s most talented fighters of this era who has failed to fulfil his true potential – suffered career-threatening facial fractures in losses to Gennady Golovin and Errol Spence in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
And the down-to-earth Steel City ace was pummelled to his third career loss last year when Terence Crawford completely overwhelmed him.
Khan was also stopped by Crawford in 2019, after he had successfully rebuilt following the chilling knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez in 2016.
You have to go back to 2015 for the last meaningful victory for either man.
But their legacies and reputations could be determined by this last swansong.