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Khabib Nurmagomedov Breaks Down Amir Khan’s Upcoming Fight Against Kell Brook

Published 02/16/2022, 7:30 AM EST

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Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is a boxing fan and has always kept his eyes on the high-volume matchups. Well, the upcoming welterweight clash between Brit stars- Amir Khan and Kell Brook clearly falls in that category. After several years of rivalry, the former champions are ready to lock horns on February 19 in Manchester, UK.

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Despite having no title on the line, Khan vs Brook has grabbed sheer attention from the fight community as Khabib Nurmagomedov is also eager to see who is the better fighter between the two. However, he has already envisioned what the matchup can look like, detailing his views in an exclusive chat with Sky Sports.


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‘The Eagle’ said, “I like boxing, I love boxing. Honestly, I was watching like boxing. Like oh big fights, I watch live you know. I know he [Amir Khan] have tough opponent, I know he have a good opponent. He knows like, I don’t think like Amir Khan right now [is in] his prime time. But it’s gonna be a close fight.”

“My opinion it’s gonna be a close fight. He [Khan] has a tough opponent but he can beat him [Brook]. I  think like it’s gonna be a very close fight.”

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There’s no denying Kell Brook has all the tools to dismantle Amir Khan, and the same goes for ‘King’ standing opposite ‘The Special One’. However, Brook has been more active than Amir Khan in the last few years. This validates the fight to be a potential slugfest, offering a treat to fans all over the world.


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Can Khabib Nurmagomedov see his prediction come true?

Although Nurmagomedov cited the matchup as a close contest, he still backed Amir Khan to beat Kell Brook. ‘King’ undoubtedly carries the same mindset. He has said he doesn’t see himself losing the scrap at any cost in the official buildup. That said, his last fight in 2019 worked in his favor against Billy Dib, whereas Brook surrendered to Terence Crawford in his latest appearance in 2020.


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These factors may make Kell Brook look like the underdog. However, reality can be very different from all the predictions made. While we stand a few days away from the fight, only the in-ring affair can settle the doubts between both men.


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Written by:

Raj Sarkar


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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.
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