Amir Khan reveals he has given away over £250,000 in FREE tickets for his friends to see bitter Kell Brook grudge match

AMIR KHAN has given away over £250,000 in FREE tickets for his friends to see him finally fight Kell Brook.

The welterweight rivals recently put pen to paper to at last confirm their bitter grudge match, set for February 19 in Manchester.

Tickets for the fight sold out within minutes, such is the demand to see the two settle the score once and for all.

But Khan – never one to disappoint – admitted he has had to take from his own pockets to make sure his friends and family will be in attendance.

He told iFL TV: "I've only got a handful of tickets left. It's hard man, so many friends are popping up saying, 'AK, I need some tickets'.

"And I don't want to let anyone down, I want to give everyone that opportunity to see this fight.

"I'm giving away that many tickets, so I said to the Mrs – I got her to handle it all – and I said, 'Listen, don't even tell me the amount of money I could have made, if I sold them'.

"Just don't tell me, because I know I've gone over. I'm not going to lie, I've probably gone over a quarter of a million quid. On just giving away tickets."

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The 35-year-old pair have spent their entire careers linked to each other, and despite near-misses, a deal was never finalised.

It means their rivalry has continued to build and will now come to a climax when the first bell sounds next month.

But despite all the animosity over the years, Khan insisted the feud and eventual fight is not personal and will not let emotions deter his performance.

He said: "It's business, nothing personal with Kell.

"When you let things get to you personally, you lose that game plan and go in there with a lot of hatred and you want to hurt the person.

"I never want to make that mistake, I just want to go in there and box smart and do what I do best."

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