British boxer Amir Khan has been out of action since May 2016 following a knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez, but hopes to make a return to the ring as early as December.
However, a mouth-watering clash with compatriot Kell Brooks is not in his immediate plans.
"For me and Kell Brook at the moment, I think the fight could be bigger if we both get a couple of wins," Khan told Sky Sports.
"If we get a couple of wins, I think it will be a massive fight. It will be a big fight now, but it will be a massive fight if we wait maybe another fight.
"One hundred per cent, I would love that fight."
Brook offered the fresh challenge to the Bolton man a few days ago on social media, but might have to wait a while before any decision regarding the contest has been made.
Khan has had to deal with a plethora of personal issues over the last 17 months with his marriage falling apart along with a host of public scandals.
"A lot has happened in my life, with personal issues and family drama and everything, with the hand operation," said Khan.
"I think it's time now where I come back and I shine.
"I'm only 30 years old. People forget how old I am. I'm at the peak of my career now.
"I can't wait to get back into the ring and I want to fight December time."
The 30-year-old is weighing up a ranked fighter in the coming months with an eye on Danny Garcia or Lamont Peterson after that, all this prior to accepting Brook's challenge.
This suggests that fans might have to wait until the summer of 2019 before witnessing a clash between the pair.
Although, by that time, Brook will have moved up to 154 pounds which will require Khan to join him at that weight division as well.
Brook is currently recovering from a surgery to his eye socket following a defeat to Errol Spence Jr. in May being forced to surrender his IBF welterweight crown.