- Boxing Odds: Amir Khan +145 underdog, Kell Brook -175 favorite.
- Prediction: A competitive bout that will heat up in the later rounds with Brook stopping Khan.
- Best Bet: Kell Brook by KO +135.
Amir Khan is set to square off against Kell Brook on February 19th in Manchester and live on SkySports and ESPN+ for US viewers. Better late than ever which is sometimes the case in boxing.
This domestic rivalry has been in the works for years with the built up animosity scheduled to be settled soon. We review the latest Khan vs Brook odds, with an early betting pick below.
Khan vs Brook Odds
Amir Khan opens as a betting underdog, +145 (29/20) to defeat Kell Brook. (Bet $100, Win $145). For the favorite here, Brook has odds of -175 (4/7), giving “Special K” an implied win probability of 63%. For a betting site with the latest boxing odds on Khan vs Brook, check out our list of online sportsbooks.
Amir Khan vs Kell Brook Prediction
Khan and Brook are now past their prime, they’ve been beaten by some of the best in boxing. Yet, still have remained household names among the fans. If this fight was made seven or eight years ago, it would have been billed as the most anticipated fight of the year.
This will be Amir Khan’s first fight since defeating Billy Dip by TKO in the fourth round in July 2019. Prior to that Khan lost by devastating KO to Terrance Crawford earlier that year. It’s been a rocky road towards the end of Khans’ career, from a boxer who was once (26-1) and held wins over Paulie Malignaggi, Maidana & Zab Judah.
For Kell Brook, he has the advantage here as the fighter with the less damage inflicted since turning pro in 2004. He’s held the IBF welterweight title and his most notable win covers over Shawn “Showtime” Porter. After suffering back-to-back losses to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr., Brook then picked up three wins on the bounce before ultimately finding the same fate Khan did by losing to “Bud” Crawford by TKO in his last bout.
Amir Khan’s key to victory here is to take advantage of Kell Brook’s susceptible eye injuries. For Brook, he needs to set up the KO and target Khan’s main weakness his chin. Kell Brook has the power and ability to knockout Khan, especially with Khan’s inactivity which could mean a slow start for the “King”.
Betting Pick: Brook to knockout Khan.
Best Bets for Khan vs Brook
If you are looking for some betting value outside of picking a straight-up winner. Then below are the best betting props for Amir Khan vs Kell Brook.
Kell Brook by KO: +135
My main betting pick is on Kell Brook to win by knockout. You can bet $100 on Brook to KO Khan to net $135.
Over/Under 9.5 Rounds: -125
There will be an incredible amount of tension between Khan and Brook, which means we may see this fight not go the distance. Since 2012, Brook has won by TKO before the 9th round in 50% of his bouts.
Khan wins by decision: +290
The main factor that could work to the advantage of Khan, is his speed and pace. If he can outwork Brook, then +290 for “King” Khan to win by decision would net $290 on a $100 bet.
Brook Bitter to End Rivalry
“I think Kell Brook is very bitter, and this is a good time for me to put the issue straight between us because he has always thought he is the better fighter than me,” Khan told Sky Sports. “He’s always said he should have had the recognition that I had and believes that should have been him. But at the end of the day, my skills made me the name I am today.”
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Brook said: “This is a real grudge match, there’s no love lost in this fight and we both don’t like each other. The fans and the pundits can’t split us, and that shows how even this fight is going to be.”
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