Former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook is open to the possibility of facing unbeaten rising contender Conor Benn in the future.
First up for Brook is a long-awaited grudge match with fellow former champ Amir Khan, which takes place on February 19th.
The Sheffield boxer has been out of the ring since suffering a stoppage loss to WBO welterweight beltholder Terence Crawford last fall in the United States.
Earlier this month, Benn brutally knocked out former champion Chirs Algieri in four rounds.
After that win, Benn called for the winner of Khan-Brook and plans to be at ringside for the matchup.
“I think my mojo is back, I’m feeling fantastic and I’m enjoying training,” Brook told Talk Sport.
“Obviously everybody and their dog is talking about it and I’m just excited. I know that Conor Benn is banging the drum for some big fights. This is why I love the sport; I love the challenge, he looked fantastic – sensational – in his last fight against Chris Algieri.
“We’ve sparred together and we are very good friends as well, but obviously this is a sport and it’s about going out there to the boxing fans who pay and watch that I believe that I’m the best. I believe that it would be a fantastic match-up, me and Benn.”
On the other hand, should Brook suffer a defeat to his bitter rival he will certainly retire from the sport.
“I don’t really think about losing,” Brook said.
“But if we have to bring that up and, even though I can’t get that in my head that I am going to lose, but I would call it a draw. End of the boxing, [gloves] to be hung up.”