In a recent interview, Bolton star Amir Khan made it known that he was very interested in facing his longtime career rival Kell Brook in 2021.

For the bulk of their respective careers, Khan and Brook have been trading words but the contest never came together.

Back in 2019, the fight appeared to be very close - but Khan would instead accept an offer to face WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.

Crawford stopped Khan in six rounds. And a year later, it was Brook who challenged Crawford and the Sheffield boxer was put away in four rounds.

Khan has been out of the ring since July 2019,  when he knocked out late replacement Billy Dib.

Brook was able to see action twice in 2020.

While the fight is nowhere near as big as it once was, promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom still has interest in making that contest happen.

"Now, there's a lot less money involved, but I'd still like to do the fight. I messaged [Khan] 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," Hearn told IFL TV.

The last time Brook discussed the contest, he basically felt their showdown would never happen.

"It will never happen," Brook told Boxing News, "and whose fault do you think it is? It's high risk and high reward for him but he doesn't want the high risk. He lives a certain way, he has a certain lifestyle, and he spends money quick. He wants the money, I'm sure, but he doesn't want the defeat.

"He's just trying to capitalise on his name at this point. He's just being a wh---. He wants easy fights against smaller opponents and he wants that Saudi Arabia money if he can get it. Real boxing knows this and they also are only interested in seeing Khan box me. They don't want to see him box featherweights in Saudi Arabia."