Amir Khan has instructed talkSPORT that he needs to lastly make a struggle with Kell Brook occur this yr.
The long-time British rivals have been linked with each other for nearly a decade now, however by no means met within the ring.
At first, Brook was a rising welterweight contender across the time Khan was champion in weight class beneath.
Khan was dethroned and moved as much as be part of his fellow Brit at 147lbs.
Brook then gained his world title in late 2014 and demand for the pair to fulfill was at an all-time excessive.
Nonetheless, regardless of a number of makes an attempt over time that adopted, the competition by no means got here to fruition.
Now, each males have been stopped a number of instances by different opponents and look like nearing the ends of their careers.
And Khan stated to talkSPORT Battle Night time this previous weekend: “What’s the struggle that everybody needs to see?
“Everybody needs to see the Kell Brook struggle. We’ve been speaking about it for years and years.
“Look, me and Kell are most likely previous our greatest, I’ll be trustworthy. However on the similar time, we’re each across the similar age.
“I believe it’d be a very good struggle between us to see nonetheless who the primary is in Britain.
“So I known as Eddie Hearn and I stated, ‘Let’s make it occur.’
“Eddie stated, ‘No worries,’ spoke to Kell’s household and Kell’s father wasn’t inquisitive about it, he stated, ‘No, we’re gonna take a look at different choices.’
“What different possibility is there for Kell Brook to make a very good payday and struggle somebody with an enormous identify like myself? Except he fights somebody with a world title or in America.
“So I’m scratching my head man, I’m pondering like, ‘What’s he going by way of?’
“What’s happening with Kell Brook? How come he doesn’t need the struggle? Let’s make it occur.”
Relating to the place the bout would happen, Khan added: “Let’s be lifelike right here – a struggle within the Center East clearly that might occur over there.
“We’ve got an enormous fan base within the Center East and my final struggle in opposition to Billy Dib was there.
“However actually, why ought to we go there once we may do it right here within the UK? We’re each British fighters, let’s make it within the UK.
“Doing that in a soccer stadium right here, that could possibly be huge. So let’s hope issues open up.
“As soon as issues open up correctly and we type out the third or fourth wave, let me put a beating on Kell Brook.”
He concluded: “The one two fights on the market for me in my view is Kell Brook or Manny Pacquiao.
“In any other case – I’ve been within the recreation a very long time and if you’ve been in coaching camp after coaching camp and having virtually 40 fights now.
“Your physique is breaking and it’s essential to name it a day at some point.
“So I’m giving it the final, final chapter of my boxing profession. I get both struggle and I name it a day…
“The prediction for me and Kell Brook? I knock out Kell Brook in below six rounds.”