According to Amir Khan, his longtime career rival, Kell Brook, was always a fighter who was too much talk and not enough action.

The two former world champions will collide on February 19th at Manchester's AO Arena.

For several years, the two boxers have been trading verbal bombs through the media.

The British grudge match is now less than two weeks away from reaching an anticipated conclusion.

"One of the reasons why I took the fight was because of the public demand," Khan told Sky Sports. "The first press conference showed that we don't really like each other. It's war! We're going to go in there and it's going to be a fight.

"We're not friends and obviously we do dislike each other, but I'm going to show people why I'm the better fighter on fight night. When I do a clinical job on him and I destroy him people will realize he was always smoke, he was always talk."

Khan, who last fought in July 2019, switched up a lot of things to properly prepare for the contest.

He traveled to the United States and spent 10 weeks working with new head trainer, Brian 'Bomac' McIntyre. The Bolton boxer also got the opportunity to work with former opponent, WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who holds stoppage wins over both Khan and Brook.

"I know I've done everything that I've needed to go into this fight. I'm fit, ready and strong to win this fight. It's going to be tough but I'm going to go in there and do what I do best," Khan said.

"I feel sharp, I feel good, the weight's amazing - I'm literally there on the weight, so I can't wait to get in the ring and fight."