Khan concerned by 'strange' lack of drug testing before Brook fight

Amir Khan raises concerns over the ‘STRANGE’ lack of drug testing ahead of his grudge match with Kell Brook next month… as he claims doping officials are yet to examine him six weeks out from their domestic dust-up

  • Amir Khan and Kell Brook are finally poised to settle their feud on February 19
  • British boxing fans have been calling for the two rivals to meet for several years
  • But Khan is concerned by what he claims is an unusual lack of drug testing
  • The 35-year-old says he is yet to be tested after almost five weeks of training

Amir Khan has raised concerns over a lack of drug testing before his showdown with Kell Brook next month, insisting he is yet to be examined by doping officials after five weeks of training for the fight.

Khan, 35, is poised to settle his long-running feud with Brook, also 35, at Manchester Arena on February 19, when they will finally provide fans with a delayed conclusion to their decade-long rivalry.

The ex-world champions are both in the twilight of their respective careers, meaning their overdue battle remains an intriguing one despite their best years being behind them.

Amir Khan has raised concerns over a lack of drug testing before his fight with Kell Brook

Khan is poised to finally settle his long-running feud with bitter rival Brook on February 19

Though six weeks out from the grudge match, Khan has revealed his unease with a ‘strange’ absence of drug testing after spending over a month in training camp.

‘I just sent a message to my wife the other day,’ the former unified light-welterweight champion told iFL TV from his US training camp.

‘I also copied my lawyer into it and it said “Can you please push whoever, Sky or Boxxer, Mr Shalom, Ben Shalom, saying the testing needs to be done”.

‘I mean, I’m sat here, there’s no testing being done, why? I’m waiting to be tested. I’m the one who had to push that.

The former unified light-welterweight champion insists he wants a ‘fair fight’ next month

‘I said, “Look, why’s the tests not been done?” It’s a bit strange.’

Khan continued: ‘Testing normally gets done when I normally work with VADA, or USADA it normally gets done like straight away.

‘At a press conference they could turn up. But for some reason, I’ve been in camp for four weeks and there’s no testing which has been done, which I find quite weird. 

‘I’ve not been tested yet and it’s coming up to like my fifth week of training.

‘I’m like, “What’s going on?” We want to be tested, I want to be tested because it gives me that peace of mind knowing that it’s a fair fight.’

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