KELL Brook's trainer Dominic Ingle has echoed calls for the Sheffield star and Amir Khan to finally get it on in the ring in 2020.

The long-time cornerman of the former world champion is preparing his man for his return to the ring after 14 months out against American Mark DeLuca on February 8.

Ingle, part of the Steel City's famous fighting family, then knows his charge will look to move onto bigger and better things.

Bolton's Khan is of course in the mix, as is trying to win another world title at either welterweight or super welterweight.

A meeting between Brook and Khan has been talked about for the best part of a decade and is reaching a case of now or never, Ingle believing it is a contest British fight fans deserve.

"I remember when at one point in his career Kell Brook left the Ingle Gym and signed with Frank Warren and went to train with Dave Coldwell on the promise of boxing Amir Khan," he told 5 Live Boxing with Costello and Bunce. 

"I turned to my brother John and we looked at each other and we thought ‘it’s never going to happen’ and you know what, it never has happened!

"When you’re in boxing a long time you know how the game is played. There’s certain set moves, it’s like playing chess.

"There’s reasons why it’s not happened. There’s a lot of great fights we never got when fighters were in their peak.

"Lennox Lewis against Mike Tyson – they weren’t at their peak, Floyd Mayweather against Manny Pacquiao – they weren’t at their peak and it wasn’t a great fight.

"I hope we do get Amir Khan. Not for Kell Brook or Amir Khan but for the fight fans who have wanted that fight for a long time.

"Even now it will be car crash TV, it will be very interesting, who knows?"

First things first, Ingle knows Brook can afford no slip-ups against DeLuca at the Sheffield Arena, the visitor having lost one of 25 but not having fought at the level of 'The Special One'.

"At the minute, let’s get DeLuca out of the way in February and see what’s offered to Kell Brook in the meantime," Ingle said.

"There’s a lot of young guns out there, a lot of dangerous fights.

"It’s now a case of picking his way through and seeing where he’s at."