Fans of British boxing have been waiting years now for long-term rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook to finally get in the ring together.
The will-they-won’t-they saga has become increasingly tedious, however, with both fighters accusing each other of ducking a potential bout.
Brook recently told reporters that he’s ready to fight Khan, although he’s refusing to agree to a rehydration clause in his contract.
"I can make 147lbs but he's saying I can only have so many drinks, and this and that,” Brook was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "Once you make weight, it's time to fight - there is no world title on the line, it's the Battle of Britain, it's me against Khan.
"It shouldn't even be about 147 - he [Khan] had to take his underpants off in the last fight to make 147. He should be at a catchweight really.
"There is no world title on the line but I'll go down to 147, even though he knows it will drain and kill me.
"All I have got to do is land on his chin and it's game over."
Khan has won both of his comeback fights since joining Eddie Hearn at Matchroom - against Phil Lo Greco and Samuel Vargas - following a two-year break.
Brook, meanwhile, won the WBC Silver super-welterweight title after defeating Sergey Rabchenko in March.
He’s set to fight again on December 8 in front of his hometown fans in Sheffield - although not against Khan.
During an interview with Sky Sports this weekend, Brook said: "I was ringside for Amir Khan's last fight, so let's see if he'll be there on December 8, or will he be too shook for Brook?
"Wherever he is, he'd better be watching. 'The Special One' is back!"
Khan aims fire at Brook with angry tweet
This led to an angry response from Khan on Twitter, describing Brook as a “joke”.
The 31-year-old tweeted: “Really! You mention me in all your interviews saying ‘i want to fight khan next. All the crying you do, then u go and fight another bum 🤔. What’s the delay Kelly? Your a joke. Ps You better not lose in December! ‘I won’t be ringside!’”
Brook responds in style
However, this prompted a brilliant reply from Brook, who couldn’t resist the opportunity to mock Khan.
”😂😂😂 Who put 20p inside you last night?” he began.
”The ‘delay’ has always been the same Amy- waiting for you to put your webcam down and find your bollocks!!
”And of course you won’t be Ringside! This is what happens whenever you’re within a 5 mile radius of me: #TooShookForBrook”
He added a photo of Khan looking scared during a trial during his stint on reality TV show ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ last year.
Needless to say, Brook’s response had boxing fans in stitches…
Who would win if Khan and Brook finally fight? Have your say below.
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