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Khan vs Brook: Pros react to Kell Brook’s TKO win over Amir Khan

Boxing pros give their thoughts on Kell Brook’s big win over Amir Khan.

Boxing pros gave their thoughts on a big win for Kell Brook and a tough loss for Amir Khan
Boxing pros gave their thoughts on a big win for Kell Brook and a tough loss for Amir Khan
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Kell Brook walked the walk after he and Amir Khan talked the talk for years, sniping back and forth in interviews — sometimes together, sometimes apart — before finally stepping into the ring to face one another tonight in Manchester.

It was Brook leaving with a hugely emotional victory, stopping Khan in the sixth round of the overdue grudge match, by physically overwhelming Khan and simply not letting his rival get into the fight.

Khan (34-6, 21 KO) was hurt repeatedly and just couldn’t do any real return damage, as Brook (40-3, 28 KO) kept walking him down, kept waiting for the mistakes, and eventually just fully poured on the pressure and dropped the hammers in the fifth round, then early into the sixth before the fight was stopped 51 seconds into that frame.

Khan, 35, stated in the build-up that it was as much a fight about not losing for both of them as it was for winning, and there may have been something to take from that, because Brook, also 35, didn’t talk that way. Brook talked about winning, while Khan talked about the loser possibly being haunted forever by the defeat.

Brook won. Khan may now be haunted.

Here’s what some of their fellow pros said on Twitter after the fight:

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