Sheffield's Kid Galahad has secured a valuable opportunity to re-establish himself on the world boxing scene.
The former British, Commonwealth and European super-bantamweight champion will fight on the undercard of Tyson Fury's world heavyweight title blockbuster with Wladimir Klitschko, on July 9 at the Manchester Arena.
Galahad was out of the ring for 19 months after failing a drugs test. The Wincobank battler failed a drugs test for the banned substance stanozolol after beating Adeilson Dos Santos in September 2014.
But he returned in April with an easy victory and should now see his profile rise on the huge show.
“The opponent in April (Simas Volosinas) wasn't the best but it felt good to be back,” says the Ingle boxer.
“It felt like I'd been away on holiday for a very long time and then came home and everything was nice and comfortable. You're back in your old bed, you're surrounded by home comforts. It felt right. It felt like that's where I should be.”
"When I get back fighting top opposition, you'll see all the stuff I've been working on. I didn't let that time go to waste. I've progressed a lot.
“If anything, I feel better now than I did two years ago. I feel more developed and more rounded as a fighter.
“I want to be fighting for titles again as soon as possible. I know I have to build myself back up, and go through a couple of routine fights, but, if you ask me, I'm ready for titles now. If you've been there once, you can get there again.”
Once back in the title mix or, indeed, in possession of a belt or two, Galahad, 26, hopes to lure either Carl Frampton or Scott Quigg into a lucrative, all-British dust-up.
*The IBF has ordered Errol Spence (20-0, 17 knockouts) to take on Leonard Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) to determine Sheffield welterweight champion Kell Brook's mandatory challenger.
Meanwhile, promoter Frank Warren says that Brook's handlers have turned down a £600,000 purse for the South Yorkshireman to fight Liam Smith.