Kell Brook is ready to sign a contract that will see him finally meet Amir Khan in the next all-British super fight.
A win over Shawn Porter in California saw Sheffield-born Brook lift the IBF title and firmly announce himself as a genuine force within the welterweight division.
Promoter Eddie Hearn believes Brook's stateside victory has undoubtedly thrust him into contention for a bout with five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr, although he envisions a titanic meeting with fellow Brit Khan taking place first, possibly at an outdoor arena next summer.
The two fighters have been circling each other for years and Brook firmly believes now is the time to make it happen in a fight he hopes will be remembered alongside Nigel Benn v Chris Eubank and Carl Froch v George Groves as one of the great all-British bouts.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Brook said: "I think all of Britain wants to see that fight. It's been talked about for many years and I'm a world champion now, it makes business sense.
"It's just a huge, huge fight, something that I am very excited about, to fill out a massive arena. I was jealous of George Groves v Carl Froch, the attention around that, so I want to be involved in those kind of fights.
"The fight is there. You've heard from him he [Khan] wants the fight and you've heard from me I want the fight, so let's sign the contract and make it happen."
According to Hearn, 28-year-old Brook will fight in his hometown on 6 December, the same date Khan has scheduled for his own bout that is likely to take place in America. But the IBF champion believes it is only a matter of time before a deal is signed and is confident he will have the upper hand against his old adversary.
"I think it is going to be one where the tactics go out and we will just meet in the centre of that ring and have a brawl. His style and my style will definitely gel; he's got quick hands quick feet and he's very exciting and as we know he hasn't got the best chin. It's got all the ingredients to be a super fight so let's do it."