Former world light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton, 45-2 (32), could make a return to the ring as early as the start of next year if current negotiations with Juan Manuel Marquez, 50-5-1 (37), prove successful.
After his recent two round loss to Manny Pacquiao, many thought Hatton's last bout was behind him, but after a guest spot as a host on a WWE show in Sheffield, Hatton said he was eager to get back in the ring in front of the fans again.
Juan Manual Marquez last fought against Floyd Mayweather Jr, and lost a one sided decision, although it should be mentioned that he moved up two weight classes for the fight.
Hatton would enjoy a similar size advantage, and despite his recent losses, would probably be the favourite going in.
Promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy went on record to say that the fight would probably take place in Manchester, and would be contested at 140lbs.
Marquez is also still in the top ten pound for pound fighters in the world on most lists, and would be an impressive scalp for Hatton to add to his record.
Hatton had previously stated that he was taking some time off to concentrate on promotional work rather than boxing, which many took to be his unofficial retirement. The lure of the fans and competition seems to have pulled him back for the time being however.