Amir Khan has accused Kell Brook of being “bitter” and getting “loathe” for his job good results.
Longstanding rivals Khan and Brook will eventually settle their animosity on February 19 in Manchester, dwell on Sky Sports activities Box Business office, in the biggest all-British combat exterior of the heavyweight division.
They butted heads, were being dragged apart by stability and argued furiously at a push convention on Monday.
Khan insists their rivalry is owing to: “What I have done in the activity. The identify I’ve bought. You can see how bitter he is.
“My celeb status? That comes simply because of what I have realized in the sport of boxing. It is really not simply because of other issues.
“I have set on good performances, received globe titles, created a title for myself in The us. It all arrives from boxing.
“How can you hate on that?
“I have capitalised on what I have performed in boxing.
“He hates that.
“He can dislike me as a great deal as he needs. After I defeat him, he will despise me even more!
“Now I know that he hates me, it will only make me coach more challenging.”
Brook and Khan are both previous earth champions and continue to be Britain’s major two welterweights.
Khan insists he has always operated at a greater typical than Brook: “This is a action down for me. Me going into this combat is heading down a pair of stages.
“There are even bigger names, more durable fights.
“But I experienced to give this to the British admirers.
“So I’ve experienced to action down to give him a beating and clearly show the British community who the finest is.”
Brook reported: “It is really personal. It really is not created up. We dislike every single other.
“I’ve got the grudge match of my career.
“I have not dropped something. I could possibly be 35. But Terence Crawford is 34, so is Shawn Porter, and they just had an epic combat. Crawford is just one of the best pound-for-pound.
“I’ve even now got the electric power, nonetheless bought the timing, the experience.
“It will be one particular of my very best performances.
“It truly is about bragging rights. Imagine – whoever loses has to dwell with it for the relaxation of their life.
“I will place myself by means of hell in teaching.
“I looked into his eyes – he is aware of that I’m coming.
“He hardly ever wished this battle but he is been backed into a corner. I’ve required it for many years.”