Scott Quigg is hoping to get back to full-on training in the coming days after lining up a final check on his broken jaw.
The former world champion suffered the injury during his first career loss to Carl Frampton in February and is looking to get the all-clear to return to the ring in a bid to seal a high-profile rematch.
“I am going for an X-ray on Friday for peace of mind and I can then start sparring and I’ll be going full steam ahead,” Quigg told Sky Sports.
“I want to get back to the very top as soon as possible. It’s not me being stupid because if I didn’t know how I was doing or how my weight was, I would go for a low-key return. But don’t get me wrong I see myself moving up, certainly not too far in the future – pretty soon in fact – because at the end of the day I want that rematch with Frampton.
“At the end of the day I am a winner and I want to avenge that loss. That was the biggest fight of my career but it didn’t go my way. If you want to move down a different path, it is quitting.”
On who could be his first opponent, he added: “I’ve spoken with Eddie Hearn a few times and we are working on a few names.
“There’s the winner of Wake and Guzman for the IBF or the WBC champion Hugo Ruiz – I would really like that but there are also options at featherweight.
“I am big for my weight so if a world title fight at featherweight came up I would be in a good place. Wherever I can get the biggest fights, I want a world title fight,” said Quigg.