Amir Khan was on TV screens last Friday as he bestowed the winner of Ultimate Boxxer 5, Steven Donnelly, with the Golden Robe at the conclusion of the exciting eight-man prize fighter tournament, televised live on BT Sport.
In an interview with iFL TV at ringside, he stated about the very real possibility of the highly discussed, prolonged fight with domestic rival Kell Brook finally being made.
The Bolton boxer said, “Still in talks with Manny Pacquiao, still in talks with Bob Arum to do a fight in America, and with Al Haymon, so I’ve got a few options right there, but I was on the phone to Eddie Hearn as well and there are talks of me and Eddie meeting and maybe making the fight between myself and Kell.
“It’s a fight the British people want to see so why not make it happen? Just want to see the numbers, talk to Eddie about it and see if we can make it work.”
The British and Pakistan hero didn't confirm that the long-awaited fight had been made but added, “We are just gonna’ wait and see what comes out from having the meeting with Eddie, having a meeting with Kell, then take it from there, really.”
Khan, a former unified world champion at light-welterweight, made his professional debut back in July 2005, after winning Silver at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics.
That fight on ITV brought in an incredible 4.4 million viewers and by 2006 his fights were gathering between 6 to 7 million viewers on ITV.
Now aged 32, with 34 wins and five losses on his impressive record, the former WBA and IBF world champion is drawing to the end of a glittering and lucrative career within the ropes.
He admitted to seeing the end in sight, “There’ll be one or two more fights and then we’ll see how I feel, then take it from there. I’ve been in a lot of fights, been in this game a long time, there’s other things I want to do, I want to enjoy time with my family, spend time more at home.
“I just want to do a few more fights, then call it a day.”