It’s fight afternoon with a big rivalry bout coming to us live from England. Amir Khan (34-5, 21 KO) faces off against Kell Brook (39-3, 27 KO) at a 149-pound catchweight in Manchester at the AO Arena. The card got underway just 1 p.m. ET and is airing on ESPN+. The main event is expected to get started in the 5 p.m. hour.
Brook comes into the fight as the favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, installed at -165. Khan is a +135 underdog. Total rounds is installed at 9.5 with under priced at -120. The winning method odds are priced as follows:
Khan by decision or technical decision: +380
Khan by KO, TKO, DQ: +300
Brook by decision or technical decision: +380
Brook by KO, TKO, DQ: +115
The fighters have begun ring entrances, so fight time is upon us!
Round 1: Brook 10-0
After a brief feeling-out process, Khan landed a couple solid shots and won the first half of the round. Brook responded at just under 1:30 left and dominated the final half wobbling Khan on two separate occasions.
Round 2: Khan 10-9 (19-19)
Khan was the more active fighter but was not overly accurate. Brook just missed in the third minute on what would have been a big shot. Khan landed a bit more than Brook and likely secured the round, but it could have gone either way.
Round 3: Brook 10-9 (29-28)
Khan looked like he would win another round with some big shots in the middle minute, but in the final 30 seconds, Brook dominated and wobbled Khan again. Khan briefly went down after a shove from Brook, but if the round went another minute, he might have gone done legitly.
Round 4: Brook 10-9 (39-37)
This was a quieter round. Brook seemed a little more effective to likely secure the round, but this was the closest thus far given the slightly more limited amount of action. Brook got just busy enough in the final ten seconds to impress the judges.
Round 5: Brook 10-9 (49-46)
Brook dominated this one and it looked like we were getting close to a stoppage. Khan wasn’t offering much resistance as Brook landed some big shots and wobbled Khan most of the round. It’s amazing Brook hasn’t dropped Khan yet, but this fight is just about over at this rate.
Round 6: Brook TKO
Brook unloaded for the first minute of the sixth round and finally the ref stopped it. Khan never went down, but he was effectively defenseless for the final two rounds.
Here are the winners from the undercard:
- Tasha Jonas wins by second round TKO (0:28) over Christian Namus
- Frazer Clarke wins by first round TKO (2:06) over Jake Darnell
- Hassan Azim wins by points over MJ Hall (40-36)
- Adam Azim secures third-round TKO (2:09) of Jordan Ellison
- Brad Rea secures first round TKO (1:53) of Craig McCarthy
- Viddal Riley wins on points (60-53) over Willbeforce Shihepo
- Germaine Brown wins unanimous decision (98-92, 98-92, 99-92) over Charlie Schofield