The long-awaited grudge match between British rivals and former world champions Amir Khan and Kell Brook is slated to be announced on Monday.
Promoter Ben Shalom of BOXXER has scheduled press conference for Monday, to officially a "long-awaited all-British blockbuster" fight.
The fight would be carried by Sky Sports pay-per-view.
“It’s no secret, for the past two months we’ve been trying to make Amir Khan against Kell Brook. I think it’s a fight that every boxing fan has wanted to see for years and years and there’s been a lot of competition – every promoter has wanted it, no matter what’s being said and what isn’t being said," Shalom told Talk Sport.
“I think we are very, very close now and hopefully we’ll announce that on Monday and it will take place in February in Manchester. It’s the biggest fight BOXXER have been involved in. Kell Brook fought for a world title last year and looked good up until being stopped by perhaps the pound-for-pound king. These guys are ages 34, 35 – you almost get that direct comparison to the [Manny] Pacquiao-[Floyd] Mayweather fight.
“These guys would still compete extremely well domestically. I think they’re both at a similar age, similar point in their career, and if the fight does happen, which it looks very, very close to be happening now, it’s something that I just can’t believe we’re involved in.”
Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) has been out of the ring since July of 2019, when he picked up a stoppage win over former champion Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia.
And Brook (39-3, 27 KOs) has been out of the ring since dropping down to welterweight last November and getting knocked out by WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.