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Boxing: Brook and Khan's career highlights

It has been a long time coming, but fight fans will finally get to see British rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook settle their feud at the AO Arena in Manchester on Saturday.

The pair are two of the best boxers Britain has produced in recent years and it's a clash between former world champions.

There are no titles on the line, but that doesn't take away from the intrigue and it's a fascinating betting heat, too.

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Brook is 4/7, with Khan 11/8 and we take a look at how both boxers have previously enjoyed plenty of highs in their career, starting with Khan.

Youngest ever Olympic boxing medalist

Khan was a gifted amateur and he became Britain's youngest ever boxing medalist when claiming a silver medal in Athens way back in 2004.

The 17-year-old's incredible hand-speed proved too much for Marios Kaperonis, Dimitar Shtilianov, Jong Sub Baik and Serik Yeleuov and the Bolton boxer only came up short against two-time Olympic champion Mario Kindelan in the final.

First world title

There was plenty of expectation on the shoulders of Khan, when he made the switch to the professional ranks in 2005.

The Bolton boxer had caught the public's imagination, with his superb effort in the Olympics and King Khan was being touted as a future world champion.

The opportunity to fulfil that promise came when Khan challenged WBA light-welterweight champion Andreas Kotelnik at the MEN Arena in 2009.

The Bolton man once again demonstrated his superb hand-speed and conditioning to outpoint the Ukrainian and win the first world title of his career.

Unified light-welterweight champ

In 2011 Khan got in the ring with two-weight world champion Zab Judah and that afforded him the opportunity to unify the WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles in Las Vegas.

The Bolton boxer dominated the early rounds of the bout, before landing a savage right uppercut to the body of Judah in the fifth round and flooring the American on home soil.

Khan claimed a knockout victory in Vegas and his reward was Judah's WBA title.

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Brook, of course, also has plenty to be proud on from his career to date

Young boxer of the year

Brook made his professional debut in 2004 at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield. Fast forward to 2009 and Special K had won 20 straight fights and claimed the British title when defeating Barrie Jones at London’s York Hall.

That progress and promise hadn't gone unnoticed, and Brook was handed the prestigious title of Young British Boxer of the Year award, as voted for by the Boxing Writers’ Club in September 2009.

World title glory

In 2014, Brook was 33 fights without defeat, but the Sheffield star had yet to really be involved in a high-profile contest.

However, Special K's unbeaten run had elevated him to a mandatory position for Shawn Porter's IBF welterweight title.

Brook used his skill and accuracy to outpoint the American in California, and in doing so, he became a world champion and elevated himself into the big time.

Loss to Golovkin still worthy

It may seem strange to put a defeat in a list of career highlights, but sometimes the occasion and rewards outweigh the result.

Brook stepped-up two weight divisions to face unified WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin 2016.

It was the big fight that Brook had craved for some time and there was a huge sense of anticipation as it drew closer.

Special K made a decent start and he certainly had the skills to trouble GGG. However, Golovkin's size and power took over in the fifth round and Brook's trainer Dominic Ingle eventually threw in the towel.

The middleweight mission ended in defeat, but it was certainly a spirited effort from the Sheffield star.

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