Amir Khan’s body transformation from ‘too fat to fight’ to chiselled six pack

Amir Khan and Kell Brook will finally meet in a boxing ring on Saturday evening as they long to solve their long-standing rivalry.

However, two months ago, Khan has admitted he wasn't 'mentally or physically' ready to face Brook, but now insists he's ready.

Saturday will mark the first time in 31 months that Khan will return to the ring.

And the Bradford native has credited the bout with reigniting his motivation for boxing after falling out of love with the sweet science.

But Khan has still had to shed the pounds for his PPV bout after he admitted he was 'overweight'.

"A couple of months ago I put on some weight and mentally I wasn't prepared," Khan told The Telegraph.

"What prepared me to get back in the gym and train hard was Kell Brook.

"The fight's been talked about so much and everywhere I went I would hear that name. I thought, you know what, I'm going to do this fight and then I'll give him a good beating.

"That was my motivation. If it was another fight against somebody else it might have been a little bit different. But because it's me and him and there's bragging rights. It's everything. This fight has got everything."

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However, it wasn't an easy road for Khan, and according to Spencer Oliver, Khan almost packed it in.

He told Sky Sports: "Amir Khan the other day was telling me that he felt really good, after two or three weeks he was thinking about packing it in.

"After two or three weeks of going into his training camp, he didn't know if he could put his body through it anymore.

"He was finding it really hard, he said 'I didn't know if I could go through it' and then when he hit the six to seven-week mark, he said he's enjoying it more than ever before…He said he's fallen in love with the sport again."

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The pair finally came face to face on Friday afternoon for the weigh-in.

Brook was greeted by the Manchester crowd with a chorus of boos, and he weighed in at 10st8lbs, while Khan was at 10st7lbs.

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