Amir Khan intends to 'hurt' rival Kell Brook in Manchester grudge match

Kell Brook and Amir Khan will finally meet in a grudge match later this month, six years after the pair should have gone to war with each other.

Amir Khan has said he wants to "hurt" Kell Brook and finish his rival's career when the two meet later this month in Manchester.

After last weekend's grudge match between Chris Eubank Junior and Liam Williams, we won't have to wait long for another similar match-up.

The two domestic rivals will face off on February 19 in a fight which promises to produce just as much needle as Eubank Jr's unanimous points win over Williams.

Both Brook and Khan have a genuine dislike for each other after years of mud slinging. Finally the pair, both aged 35, will clash in a catchweight, 149lbs fight.

The duo have been on each other's radars for years and ultimately they should have fought in 2016.

Sheffield-born Brook defeated Shawn Porter in August 2014 to become the IBF welterweight champion - a career-best win.

Bolton's Khan defeated Luis Collazo, Devon Alexander and Chris Algieri - three former world champions - to become the unified light-welterweight world champion.

But instead of the pair meeting, Khan chased a huge payday and climbed up two weight divisions to get knocked out by the imperious Canelo Alvarez.

Brook meanwhile took on Gennady Golovkin in an equally disastrous move, which saw his trainer Dominic Ingle throw in the towel in round five.

With domestic pride at stake in Manchester later this month, it's unlikely either fighter will bow out in a similar fashion.

"I think it comes down to how hard you've worked and how hard I've worked going into this fight. Obviously with the great sparring, the great game plan that we have for this fight and just go in there and hurt Kell," Khan said to Sky Sports.

"That's what I want to do. I don't want to go in there to just box him, I want to go in there to hurt him and to put him away. I mean, like I already said, he's already beaten, he's already got smashed up eye sockets, he's already been beaten, knocked out.

"So you know what, this is the time now where I just finish him off, finish his career off so he never needs to look at boxing again. This is going to be a nice payday for you Kell Brook, so you just get this payday, walk off and leave this sport happy."

Brook, who has confirmed there is a re-match clause in the deal, said: "He gets destroyed. He gets beat, like I've been telling you for years.

"He's getting beat, he never wanted this fight, it's me who's wanted this fight for the fans. They've got the fight now.

Eubank Jr open to fighting winner

"He's always had it his own way, even in the negotiations, but he's not having his own way in two weeks' time."

The winner could be in line for another British blockbuster fight with Eubank Jr waiting in the wings.

The 32-year-old is in line for a world title shot and says Gennadiy Golovkin is his "No.1 target" but he has not ruled out a meeting with the winner.

"If the fans want it, then absolutely," said Eubank Jr to Sky Sports. "We'll have to see what happens in the fight with him and Amir.

"Would a fight with the winner be a possibility? Absolutely. If the fans want it, I'm down 100 per cent."

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