Amir Khan is battling injuries and niggles ahead of his grudge match with Kell Brook next month.
Khan and Brook are due to face off in an all-British clash in Manchester on February 19 – a decade after a showdown was first mooted.
Since then, the former welterweight champions have been involved in plenty of verbal sparring, and although both men are past their prime, boxing fans are still excited to see a fight finally come to fruition.
Khan, who last stepped into the ring in 2019, is currently in Colorado training for his comeback and has revealed to Sky Sports how he is preparing for the clash with Brook.
The 35-year-old said: "We all have injuries, sportsmen and women.
"When you're at the elite level, we always have to overcome them pains and override them.
"Yeah I've got pains and I've got injuries when I'm in training.
"I've had to spar today and I still have to overcome them injuries, I can't think of them – I've just got to get on with them.
"My job is just to get ready for Feb 19 and obviously the aches and pains are there."
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Khan continued: "As you get older – I'm 35 now – it's not like when you're 25 where you recover after a tough session.
"Now the body takes a bit of time but it's good because I know if I continue pushing myself with those pains and aches, then I'll be fine come fight night."
Khan began his professional boxing career back in 2005 – almost 20 years ago.
The Bolton-born bruiser is a former unified light-welterweight champion, a title he first won against Andreas Kotelnik in 2009.
His last fight was in Saudi Arabia in July 2019 when he stopped Australian Billy Dib in the fourth round for the WBC International welterweight title.
That came three months after Khan was stopped by Terence Crawford as he attempted to regain the WBO welterweight title.
Brook's last fight also ended in defeat to Crawford in November 2020.
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