Boxing News: Watch Amir Khan receive massive crowd support ahead of Kell Brook fight

Amir Khan took part in open workouts for his upcoming fight against Kell Brook. The Manchester native received a huge ovation from the hometown crowd.

This weekend, ‘King’ is set for a massive contest against ‘Special K’. After nearly a decade of chatter between the two former champions, they are finally set to face off at the Manchester Arena.

Earlier in the day, both fighters took part in fight week public workouts. Judging by the reaction at the event, Khan might have the hometown advantage. He received a huge ovation from the crowd at the event.

Watch Amir Khan in public training sessions ahead of his fight with Kell Brook below:

“King” showed off his signature speed and practiced in front of the crowd. The Manchester native wowed fans in the ring as he previewed Saturday’s grudge match against Brook.

Amir Khan trained with Terence Crawford ahead of his grudge match with Kell Brook

Boxing fans with a keen eye may have noticed similar faces in the background of Amir Khan’s open training. The former unified light welterweight champion moved to Nebraska ahead of his fight with Brook to train with Terence Crawford.

The move was somewhat surprising. Khan challenged for the WBO welterweight title from Crawford in April 2019 in a highly anticipated pay-per-view match. While ‘Bud’ was a huge favorite, ‘King’ was confident he would make it a fight. However, the UK native was dominated everywhere.

Crawford floored the former champion in the first round. While Khan fought valiantly, he was comfortably behind in the fight and eventually finished in the sixth round.

Three years after the two fought in a title fight, “King” moved to the United States to train with his old nemesis for his next grudge match against Brook.

“Bud” even made the trip to the UK to support his friend-turned-enemy this weekend. The champion also knows Khan’s opponent, as Crawford fought Brook the year after his confrontation with “King”. He defeated “Special K” by fourth-round knockout in their 2020 WBO welterweight title fight.

Now Brook will have to face Terence Crawford again on Saturday night. However, this time ‘Bud’ is in the role of coach as he will attempt to bring Amir Khan to victory over his long time foe.

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