Jamie Arthur is just one win away from a shot at the British featherweight champion Martin Lindsay.
The Cwmbran slugger faces Mickey Coveney at Newport Leisure Centre on Friday (11/12) and if victorious will challenge Lindsay at the same venue on February 5.
2002 Commonwealth games gold medallist, Arthur (15-2) retired from boxing in July 2005, but returned almost three years later and has won six fights on the bounce.
Arthur, 29, earned himself the mandatory position for Lindsay's Lonsdale belt after outpointing Akaash Bhatia in June.
He said: "The British title is the reason I came back. I thought it would never happen, but now I am within touching distance.
"Lindsay is unbeaten. He's a good fighter, I'm a good fighter and it will be one hell of a battle.
"I proved myself by beating Akaash Bhatia and I think I'm stronger and more mature now. This is my time and I'm going to be 110% ready.
"Right now I can't think of that too much because I have to get this week's fight out of the way."
Top of the Newport card the double title fight between Bristol's British super-flyweight champion Lee Haskins (19-2) and Birmingham's Commonwealth king Don Broadhurst (11-0).
Also in action are Olympic bronze medallists, Tony Jeffries (4-0) and David Price (3-0)
Tickets are available £30 and £70 from 0871 226 1508 and www.frankmaloney.com. Fans of Jeffries can get tickets and coach transport by calling Phil Jeffries on 07747 611020