Bolton’s Amir Khan has claimed he is ready to fight British rival Kell Brook in the next few months after claiming the Sheffield fighter will lose to Gennady Golovkin.
The duo have been linked together for the last five years but a fight has never materialised.
Both fighters were expected to face each other this year but Khan shocked the world when he confirmed he would take on Saul Alvarez at middleweight.
He was knocked out by the Mexican star in May but Brook produced his own shock announcement, with Golovkin next on his radar.
Brook will put his undefeated record on the line when he takes on WBA ‘Super’, IBF and WBC middleweight champion Golovkin at the O2 Arena on September 10.
The 30-year-old believes a win could put him towards the top of the pound-for-pound rankings but Khan has now admitted he wants to sign the contract and meet his rival later this year.
He told the Dubai Press: “I have to give him props for taking the fight [against Golovkin].
It’s a very hard fight so I give him a lot of credit. He can win… well actually, no, I don’t think he can.
“Certainly I still think a fight between myself and Kell will happen because he has proven himself now by being willing to step into the ring with Golovkin.
“I still don’t like him, in fact I hate him. But the UK public want to see that fight and it is a fight I want to give them.”