Amir Khan and Kell Brook will face a ‘six-figure’ fine if they miss 149lbs weight limit for grudge fight, says promoter Ben Shalom | Boxing News

Amir Khan and Kell Brook will be fined a “six figure” tax for every pound over the agreed limit if they lose weight, promoter Ben Shalom confirmed.

Khan and Brook will finally meet in the ring on February 19th, live on Sky Sports Box Office, in the biggest all-British bout outside the heavyweight division.

They decided to clash at 149 pounds (two pounds above the welterweight limit) after discussing at a press conference which division to meet.

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“Both are taking the weight seriously,” said BOXXER promoter Shalom, who confirmed a six-figure fine for every pound over the 149 pounds that Khan and Brook weigh.

“There shouldn’t be a problem with weight because they are so motivated.

“Despite the huge financial penalties, we expect both fighters to be prepared.”

Brook had already told Khan: “I went out of my way for your requests.”

Khan mocked Brook: “You’re half retired now. You look overweight!”

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Shalom added: “I have heard that Amir is in great shape and is training very well with Terence Crawford’s team.

“We will have to see the best of Brook.

“I spoke to Brook’s nutritionist who can’t believe the progress they are making.

“They say Brook wasn’t so motivated by his fight with Errol Spence Jr.

“This means everything to Brook. They are seeing a different side of him.

“We will see the best of both boys. They are taking it very seriously: they will train on Christmas Day!”

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