AMIR KHAN is set for talks with Eddie Hearn to finally face Kell Brook as the promoter said: ‘There’s still value in the fight’.
Khan and Brook have been rivals for years but failed to seal a deal for an all-British mega-fight.
And just as it looked as though the grudge match was dead in the water, an interest has since been sparked.
It comes after Khan revealed he wanted to fight Brook this year to ‘put him in his place’ and ‘shut him up for good’.
Hearn responded by messaging the former light-welterweight champion to set up a meeting between the two.
He told iFL TV: “He never wanted to do the fight when there was so much money involved.
“Now, there’s a lot less money involved, but I’d still like to do the fight. I messaged him the other day, ‘Do you want to talk about it?’
“He said, ‘Yeah, when I’m back from Dubai. We can have a chat’. There’s still value in the fight. It’s not as big as it once was, but we’ll see.”
The domestic foes came close to agreeing a terms in 2018, only for Khan to instead face pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford at the last minute.
He went on to lose in round five, but bounced back a year later by beating Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia, but has not fought since.
Brook himself fought for Crawford’s WBO title this year, but like Khan was stopped by the unbeaten American.
The English pair, both 34, have been left staring retirement in the face, but Khan is adamant he is not yet ready to hang up the gloves.
He said to Khaleej Times: “No, no, the gloves are still on. I’m thinking of fighting probably next year.
“This year was a bit of a bad year for everybody. And boxing was off. They wanted to fight behind closed doors.
“I didn’t really feel like I could motivate myself, but hopefully, if it opens up next year, we can make something happen.
“I want to fight again around March or April and there are so many names out there, there are so many deals on the table, in the Middle East as well.
“So, let’s see how that plays out. I enjoy the sport, still. Honestly, I would be lost without it. I love waking up in the morning, training, running.
“My life is all about boxing and I’ve never really thought about retiring. It’s hard for me to walk away from it.”