The chances of another British super-fight have grown significantly after Amir Khan revealed he had accepted the challenge thrown down by Kell Brook.
Brook successfully defended his IBF welterweight title on Saturday night when he comfortably beat disappointing challenger Jo Jo Dann in Sheffield and, after that fight was stopped in the fourth round, his promoter Eddie Hearn called for the two to meet at Wembley Stadium in June.
That is unlikely to happen but Khan claims he is ready for the bout within the next 12 months.
The Bolton born fighter is due to fight an as-yet-unnamed opponent in May and after that he has half an eye on the winner of the fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather (1.44 to win) and Manny Pacquiao (2.80) on May 2, although Brook would also like to take on the winner.
Former world champion Khan says he is ready for a winner-takes-all battle with Brook but claims it might be his opponent’s last performance.
He told Sky Sports: “I’d love to go in the ring and fight Kell Brook.
“It will happen within the next 12 months but I have already given my word to an opponent and I want to be a man of my word.
“After watching his [Brook’s] last performance, I know I can do a deal, winner takes all. It shows it is not about the money, it is about the pride.
“It could be his last fight, I would give him that much of a beating.”