Former welterweight champion Kell Brook appears ready to step away from retirement for a showdown with the new kid on the block, Conor Benn.
Brook has been out of the ring for over a year, after his one-sided stoppage of career rival Amir Khan.
It didn't take long before Brook would announce his retirement from the sport.
Benn has been away from the ring since last April. He was due to face Chris Eubank Jr. last October, but the contest was canceled after Benn tested positive for a banned substance.
The unbeaten Benn is now slated to return to the ring in the month of June.
In the last few weeks, Benn and Brook have been trading words in the press and social media - and now their sparring footage has been leaked.
A fight between the two had been discussed for last year, but it was indicated by Benn's promoter - Eddie Hearn - that Brook was looking for a tremendous amount of money.
Brook believes Benn is doing whatever possible to lure him out of retirement - and the Sheffield man appears to be inching in the direction of taking the bait - for the right price.
“I think I’ve just been pushed and prodded by a fella we all know now, Conor Benn. You know, a fighter’s a fighter, it’s always in me and I love the challenges. I’d love to show this young Benn what time it is. But, obviously we’ve got to sit down with his boss, Eddie Hearn, and his manager and come up with my service fee, which is going to be quite decent,” Brook told Talk Sport.
“This is my game, I’ve done it many times before and I know I had to just put myself in that prison and give myself completely and utterly to the sport and put everything into it. I am still in my mind the best welterweight, light middleweight out there, definitely in Britain anyway. And like I said if we do sit down and I get that excitement once again and I take my slippers off and put my trainers back on then we could see me running them roads again maybe.”
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