After years of trying to secure the fight, Kell Brook is practically a month away from getting in the ring with his career rival, Amir Khan.

The two former world champions will finally collide on February 19 in Manchester.

Over the years, the two boxers have traded a variety of heated words.

Brook is already imagining what he wants to do to Khan when they finally go face to face in the ring.

"I don't know if I hate him - that's a strong word - but I'm close to the hate side. I really dislike the man and I really can't wait to punch his face in. I can't wait to get my knuckles to the nearest point of the gloves and drill it straight into his face," Brook told IFL TV.

Many observers expect the loser of this contest to walk away from the sport.

Khan has practically tabbed this bout as the final contest of his pro career - win or lose - but Brook is still very much undecided on what he will do in the aftermath of the event.

Should Brook win, there are several potential options out there - including another big domestic dustup, with rising welterweight contender Conor Benn. 

"I think a lot of people want me to say I'm going to retire. Conor Benn's been mentioned, Mayweather's been saying that he wants the winner, Danny Garcia's been saying that he wants the winner, Keith Thurman's getting active again," Brook said.

"I think my mojo's back sat here right now. I feel young, I feel fresh, I feel good, but you known obviously this fight is on my mind you know. Obviously many inexperienced fighters make the mistake in this game of overlooking fighters and looking for the next fights rather than the fight that's in front of them so I'm just focused on Khan for this fight.

"Am I going to retire? Let's see how I'm feeling, whether I've got that buzz after hearing all them in Manchester screaming and cheering, when the first bell rings and whenever the last bell rings, what emotions are going to be going through me directly straight after the fight. Let's just wait and see."