Undefeated former world bantamweight champion Randy Caballero is hoping to fight again in 2016 after entering negotiations for a contract extension with Golden Boy Promotions.
There had been speculation Caballero was about to move on to pastures new, but the Coachella fighter informed WBN that talks were underway with his current employers about remaining with the company.
“As of right now nothing yet we are still in negotiation with Golden Boy,” Caballero exclusively told World Boxing News.
“I’m hoping we come to an agreement soon. From what I know and feel, we should be close to finishing up everything and getting back in the ring soon.
Asked when he may return to action having already been out for seven months since defeating Ruben Garcia in California, Caballero added: “I’m hoping to fight before the end of the year.”
The 25 year-old, who has won all 23 of his contests, claimed a title at 118 pounds with victory over Stuart Hall in 2014, but has only fought once since, and was stripped of the belt for failing to defend against Lee Haskins.
Now campaigning at 122 pounds, Caballero could put himself back in the championship mix with by adding another win to his impressive record in the coming months.