Amir Khan set to face bitter rival Kell Brook early next year after Manny Pacquiao clash hopes all-but end

AMIR KAHN looks set to finally face bitter rival Kell Brook in February or March next year.

The Bolton boxer wanted to fight Manny Pacquiao next, but negotiations have all-but ended as the Filipino star eyes a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.

 Amir Kahn made his comeback in April after a two-year break from the sport

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Amir Kahn made his comeback in April after a two-year break from the sport

An outline deal for Kahn's showdown with Brook has now been agreed, according to The Times.

Both fighters, who are represented by promoter Eddie Hearn, have been trash-talking for more than six years.

Kahn has claimed that nothing can stop him fighting Brook, but the 32-year-old is growing increasingly frustrated at the weight demands.

The Olympic silver medal winner stated that both fighters will weigh in below 147lbs on the day, with a 10lbs rehydration clause in the contract.

 Kell Brook is expected to have a warm-up fight before he takes on Amir Kahn

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Kell Brook is expected to have a warm-up fight before he takes on Amir Kahn

But Special K hit back and claimed that he will eat whatever he likes because there will not be a rehydration clause for their bout.

In a scathing attack on Kahn, the former IBF champ said: "Please Mr Brook don't rehydrate and hurt me.

"This DIVA still think he's a celebrity and in the jungle rationing what I can eat??

"@amirkingkahn I'll weigh in at 147, and then eat whatever I like #Khanivore #TooShookForBrook."

 Both of the fighters are promoted by Eddie Hearn

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Both of the fighters are promoted by Eddie Hearn

Hearn is planning on giving Brook a warm-up fight in December before he faces the former unified light-welterweight champion.

After two years out of action, Kahn returned to the ring in April when he knocked out Phil Lo Greco in just 39 seconds.

Brook came into the ring after the fight and he was ringside for the 31-year-old's latest win over Samuel Vargas.

And the I'm A Celebrity star has claimed that he wants to fight both Brook in Pacquiao in the next 12 months.

 Kell Brook has claimed that there will not be a release clause in the contract

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Kell Brook has claimed that there will not be a release clause in the contract

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AMIR KAHN looks set to finally face bitter rival Kell Brook in February or March next year.