AMIR KHAN says he is battling several injuries and niggles ahead of his grudge match against Kell Brook.
The former welterweight champions go to war in Manchester on February 19 – a decade after the showdown was initially first spoken about.
Amir Khan will finally battle Kell Brook on February 19 in Manchester[/caption]
Khan is currently on a training camp in Colorado for the grudge match[/caption]
Since then the pair have been embroiled in numerous verbal spats, and even though both men are past their prime, British fans are still excited to see them finally get it on in the ring.
Khan, 35, is currently in Colorado training for the fight and he has revealed to Sky Sports how he is pushing himself through the barrier to prepare for the clash.
He said: “We all have injuries, sportsmen and women.
“When you’re at the elite level, we always have to overcome them pains and override them.
“Yeah I’ve got pains and I’ve got injuries when I’m in training.
“I’ve had to spar today and I still have to overcome them injuries, I can’t think of them – I’ve just got to get on with them.
“My job is just to get ready for Feb 19 and obviously the aches and pains are there.”
Khan added: “As you get older – I’m 35 now – it’s not like when you’re 25 where you recover after a tough session.
“Now the body takes a bit of time but it’s good because I know if I continue pushing myself with those pains and aches, then I’ll be fine come fight night.”
Khan’s last fight was in Saudi Arabia back in 2019 when he stopped Billy Dib.
That was three months after he was stopped by Terence Crawford in New York, a fight that afterwards the Bolton-born boxer claimed he had suffered an elbow injury during camp that affected his performance.
Brook was last in action over a year ago when he was also defeated by WBO welterweight champion Crawford in Las Vegas.
That was the third loss of his 42 bout career with Special K also tasting defeat to Errol Spence Jr and Gennady Golovkin.