Aberdeen Assassin Lee McAllister is back in training in preparation for a ring return for the first time since defeating Danny Williams last July.
It is understood the 36-year-old is close to announcing a date for his first fight in nine months.
McAllister stepped up five weight classes and gave away a four-stone advantage in facing former British and Commonwealth champion Williams at the Beach Ballroom.
Having started his career at lightweight, McAllister had won Commonwealth and WBU world titles at that division and also super-lightweight.
After bulking up for the unconventional, and potentially unwise, clash with Williams the Aberdonian is now back in the gym in preparation to box at a more comfortable weight division.
He said: “I have returned to full training now and will have big fight news coming soon.
“I have won 13 professional titles across five different weights and am looking to add more belts to my cabinet and my legacy.”
Two-time British heavyweight champion Williams famously stopped ring legend Mike Tyson with a knock-out in Louisville in July 2004.
Later that year Williams faced Vitali Klitschko in a WBC world title fight, losing in the eighth round.
Williams was way beyond those glory years when he arrived at Aberdeen and having been dropped to the canvas three times by McAllister the 45-year-old’s corner threw in the towel.
McAllister said: “I have been well rested after the Danny Williams fight and am looking to push for a number of fights before the end of the year.
“I had injuries before the Williams fight and needed to rest up after that.
“Now I am ready to get back into the mix.”
McAllister fought with Williams nine divisions higher than the lightweight level he began his professional career in.
Williams had gone into the fight on the back of three straight wins inside the distance.
McAllister said: “Everyone thought I was crazy to have taken that fight with Danny Williams as it could have changed everything for me so quickly.
“It could have ended really badly for me as one punch knocks you out.
“However, I worked day in, day out with my pad man and corner man on the same thing, working on a game plan.
“We executed that game plan perfectly and it worked to a tee.”
In the immediate aftermath Williams announced his retirement from boxing, insisting he had hated competing in the ring for the previous three years and only did it for the money.
Remarkably Williams returned to the ring in Austria last month to fight Boban Filipovic and won against the Serbian champion by a dubious retirement.
McAllister may have been giving away a significant weight advantage against Williams but insists he compensated for that with his speed.
Now boxing under the auspices of the British and Irish Authority, McAllister said: “We knew that I had faster feet and hands than Williams.
“If I didn’t get involved and took it to the later rounds he would run out of puff trying to catch me.
“I was like an Olympic runner that night more than a professional boxer.
“I just had to be sharp and on my game and not get caught by any of his shots.”