AMIR KHAN hopes his long-anticipated fight with Kell Brook will be officially signed within the coming days after exchanging contracts.
The domestic rivals have been linked with each other throughout their world title winning careers, but failed to ever agree terms.
But now, with retirement around the corner for both, they have been negotiating a farewell grudge match to at last settle the score.
Brook, 35, claimed to have signed his half of a fight deal, but Khan, 34, disputed that as he provided an update in the talks.
He told talkSPORT: “Contracts are still going back and forth, so I’m not sure how he’s signed when we’re both waiting?
“Hopefully something gets finalised this week.”
The pair are both contractual free agents so have been negotiating with each other directly, pitching it to different promoters and TV networks.
And Brook announced he was waiting for Khan’s signature to finalise ‘the biggest fight in British boxing’.
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He said to iFL TV: “I need a big, massive fight to get my teeth into and the fight we all want to see is [with] the guy from Bolton.
“I’ve signed my part of the fight, he just needs to come forward and sign his part and then we’ve got the biggest fight in British boxing.
“We have signed our bit. But listen, we don’t need to hide about it. Everyone knows there’s whispers and this and that.
“Everybody knows this fight needs to happen.”
Brook has not fought since moving back down to welterweight in November 2020, losing to unbeaten WBO champ Terence Crawford, 34.
Crawford in 2019 also beat Khan, who later returned in a win against ex-featherweight title holder Billy Dib, 36, in Saudi Arabia.
The British boxing legend has not fought since, but recently announced a switch to Crawford’s trainer Brian Bomac Mcintyre in Omaha.