Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom is still very much interested in matching up UK rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook.

The two boxers have been trading words for years - with no fight ever coming together.

At one point Hearn promoted both boxers and felt he was closing to making the fight in 2019 - but Khan decided to go in a different direction by facing WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who retained his title with a stoppage win.

Last year, it was Brook who suffered a stoppage win at the hands of Crawford.

Both Khan and Brook are nearing the end of their respective careers - and the biggest opportunity for both of them is to face each other.

Recently, Khan openly expressed his interest in facing Brook this year. And Brook is more than willing to make the fight happen.

Hearn, who promotes neither fighter, would love to be involved as the promoter.

"It's not as big as it once was, but I'd still like to see it," said Hearn to Sky Sports. "I text Kell and spoke to Amir, we will catch up. For novelty? It is still a competitive, intriguing fight. It's not on the immediate radar but if we sit down and it works out? I'd like to see it.

"Khan gave an interview saying, 'I would love to fight Brook and knock him out.' I thought: 'I wish you said that three years ago!' I've heard it before. Khan hasn't boxed for a long time, his last fight was the Crawford defeat [nearly two years ago]. Brook is coming off the Crawford defeat too so there's a narrative there. It's always going to be spicy. If there's a deal to be done, maybe we will see it."

Khan was actually in action a few months following the loss to Crawford, when he easily stopped late replacement Billy Dib in July of 2019 in Jeddah.