Christian Hammer (26 fights, 22 wins, 4 defeats) is coming up on the most important battle of his career.
On December 15 he will take on Russia's Alexander Povetkin (33 fights, 32 wins, 1 defeat) in a final WBO, WBA world title eliminator - with the winner being in line for a crack at world champions Joseph Parker and Anthony Joshua.
But just days before the fight, Hammer and his promoter Erol Ceylan were left smiling after the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) declared that Hammer's loss to Tyson Fury is now a no-contest.
Initially the fight was a TKO victory for Fury in eight. Fury was charged with testing positive for a banned substance in early 2015.
Fury reached an agreement with UKAD for a back-dated ban of two years and for his win over Hammer to be scratched out.
The wording of the order reads: "All titles, prize money and ranking points that [Fury] secured as a result of his victory in that fight are forfeited."
For promoter Erol Ceylan the decision is long overdue.
"Of course it's nice to be right in the end, but my joy is limited, we did not get any information during the entire investigation, and I'm really disappointed with how we were treated officially, both by BBoC and there is more than a jarring taste in the end, as Fury continued to box after the fight as if nothing had happened," said Ceylan.
The disappointment is understandable, considering the lucrative battles that awaited the promoter and his protégé.
"We will now legally review and evaluate the situation," said Ceylan.
Hammer himself is currently focusing only on the fight against Povetkin, but he is open to a rematch against Fury.
"Of course a rematch would be a good thing, but for me right now the only that counts is Povetkin, and if I win the fight I'll fulfill my dream of a world title fight," says Hammer.