Amir Khan had confirmed his intention to fight IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook at Wembley Stadium but not before taking on the winner of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's $300m Las Vegas superfight.
Brook completed the mandatory defence of his world title by defeating Jo Jo Dan in four rounds and has wasted little time in laying down a challenge to Khan, who is ready to announce his next fight due to take place at the end of May.
Khan however remains optimistic of landing a money-spinning bout with the winner of Mayweather and Pacquiao's long-awaited showdown on 2 May, a contest which is expected to become the highest-grossing fight in boxing history.
"There is a lot of talk in America, and everywhere in the world that the [Mayweather v Pacquiao] winner fights Amir Khan so it puts me in a great position," he told Sky Sports. "Obviously I'd like to fight either of them.
"Ramadan starts [in June] so I want to prepare for that and like I said we don't want to rush this fight because it is going to be a big fight. It is all about the timing.
"If I've got a different route and I want to face the likes of the Mayweathers and Pacquiaos out there, then Kell Brook will have to wait.
"Maybe within the next 12 months I think it will happen but like I said I've already given my word to an opponent for May and I am not going to be a guy who backs down so hopefully it can happen maybe end of the year or early next year."
The 28-year-old added: "After watching his last performance I know I can do a fight deal there [at Wembley]. The winner takes all, everything I mean if he wants to do that then let's do it. That shows that it is not about the money it is about the pride.
Though Brook made short work of Dan in his first fight since recovering from life threatening stab wounds suffered while on holiday in Tenerife in September 2014, Khan was far from impressed with the Sheffield-born fighter's performance.
"He was not really at that level, that world class level," said the former two-time world champion. "If Kell wants that fight against me he is going to have to really up his game.
"I'd love to go in the ring and fight Kell Brook, it could be his last fight against me because the thing is, I'll give him that much of a beating it could end up being his last fight.
"And maybe that's why he wants it, because he knows that last fight against me will financially secure him for the rest of his life. So maybe he just wants that."