Kell Brook has given a positive response after Amir Khan named him as the opponent he wants to face this year.
The fight is long overdue as the British rivals have been linked with one another for almost a decade now.
At first, Brook was a rising welterweight contender around the time Khan was champion in weight class below.
Then Khan was dethroned and moved up to join his fellow Brit at 147lbs.
Brook then won his world title in late 2014 and demand for the pair to meet was at an all-time high.
However, despite several attempts over the years that followed, the contest never came to fruition.
Khan told the Khaleej Times last month: “I wanna fight again around March or April and there are so many names out there.
“There are so many deals on the table, in the Middle East as well. So, let’s see how that plays out.”
Regarding who he wanted to face, he said: “I think someone like Kell Brook, who has always been running his mouth, I think put him in his place now.
“I think it is about time now to put him in his place and shut him up for good.”
Today, Brook has replied by telling White and Jordan on talkSPORT: “I don’t know if it’s a publicity stunt of if he does actually want it.
“It sounds like he does and that’s music to my ears.
“It’s a fight that everyone’s wanted for a long time, so if it does happen, happy days.
“I think it’s clear that I want the fight.
“It just caps the career I’ve had, to be in a fight such as that – the highlight of the career.
“I believe they [the fans] still want it.
“If we can get it across the line and it can happen, I think it’ll definitely catch fire again once we start promoting the fight.
“And what a fight it’ll be.”
When asked what would happen if the fight did come to fruition, Brook concluded: “There’s only one winner and that’s me.
“It’s always been me and, as soon as he’s signed that contract, he’ll know pretty quick as well. I’ll be taking that win.
“I’m just confident in that fight, I’ve seen his fights and I just believe that it’s a great fight us meshing together.
“I just believe that I’ve got the shot and I’ll find a way to catch his chin and end the night.
“I’m confident I’d knock him out, definitely yeah.”