Kell Brook has spoken out about the possibility of a return to the ring against Conor Benn later this year.
The pair were involved in a back and forth on social media this week amidst the leaking of some tasty sparring footage.
Speaking on Talksport, Brook admitted he’d love to a chance to get his hands on Benn without headgear and “show him what time it is.”
“I feel like I’ve been pushed and prodded by Conor Benn. A fighter will always be a fighter, it’s always in me and 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 come up with my service fee – which is going to be quite decent.
This is my game, I’ve done it many times before. I know in my heart that I’d beat Conor Benn. I am still in my mind I’m the best welterweight out there, definitely in Britain anyway.”
Brook hung up the gloves after his stunning sixth round knockout win over old foe Amir Khan last year, however has since admitted struggling mentally with retirement.
‘The Special One’ has been back in the gym with old trainer Dominic Ingle for the past few weeks, and has said in recent interviews he’s in a much better place.
As for Benn, his comeback fight looks set for June 3rd in Abu Dhabi, with Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao the current frontrunner.
‘Pac-Man’s team have publicly stated their desire for the fight, which would be the 44 year old’s first since his 2021 world title defeat to Yordenis Ugas.
Team Benn are also reportedly keen to revisit a fight with Chris Eubank Jr, however he looks set to rematch Liam Smith instead.