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Amir Khan wants to be remembered as a world-class fighter

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I am not getting any younger.

In November past year, Khan said he still wants a fight with Kell Brook, but admitted they both need to rebuild their careers with wins before settling their long-running rivalry.

"It's something I would consider", Spence Jr exclusively told Sky Sports, when asked about facing Khan. It's got to happen pretty soon or I am done.

"He [Hearn] is the best in boxing, he's on top of his game at the moment and I know I can get to where I need to get to with him".

Amir Khan has signed a three-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport
GETTY Amir Khan has signed a three-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport

'It reminded me that boxing is what I love and of my passion for becoming a champion again'.

A fight between the pair has always been touted, however, never came to fruition as the two boxers camps could not agree terms.

Khan's decision to sign with Hearn comes as a surprise, with the former two-weight world champion previously making public his dislike of Hearn, as he attempted to force through an all-British grudge match against Kell Brook, also promoted by Matchroom.

After years of talks both in the media and behind the scenes, it has been suggested that the Bolton-fighter could finally take on Brook. "I just don't like Eddie Hearn", the recently I'm a Celebrity contestant once said.

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Amir Khan chose to sign for Matchroom and Eddie Hearn while alone with his thoughts in the jungle of reality television series I'm A Celebrity.

British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has said that he has put behind his matrimonial troubles and he's totally focused on winning the next big fight in April when he returns to the ring after the absence of almost two years. If he really wanted the fight between me and Kell Brook he should not be speaking to me, he should be speaking to (my adviser) Al Haymon.

Fans will be hoping the partnership will eventually see Khan face off against Brook, but after the former IBF welterweight champion moved up to 154 pounds that showdown is slightly more complicated.

But Khan admitted his future looked bleak when the £31m fight against Pac Man was called off at the last minute.

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"It doesn't take a genius to recognise that it brings the Brook fight closer".

"He hasn't boxed for a long time and Matchroom make things happen and make big fights in Britain, so I wasn't at all shocked", Brook said. We have got the same promoter and that's it.

However, after a successful stint previous year on British reality-TV show "I'm a Celebrity".

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