Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte, who holds the WBC's 'interim' title, may potentially face undefeated Jermaine Franklin in a fight that would take place in the United States, according to Sky Sports.
Whyte has not fought in the United States since 2017, when he stopped Malcolm Tann.
Franklin (20-0, 13 KOs) has been out of the ring since October of 2019, when he picked up a ten round decision win over Pavel Sour.
Whyte was in action earlier this year, when avenged a 2020 knockout loss by stopping Alexander Povetkin in their rematch.
Following that fight, Whyte's promoter, Eddie Hearn, had mentioned the scenario of having his fighter compete in the United States in the summer. Hearn recently mentioned a tentative date of August 28 for Whyte's next fight.
Franklin discussed the possibility of facing Whyte earlier this year - and he appears confident in his ability to expose what he believes are defense flaws in the British fighter.
"It's the punches that he leaves himself open for, that's why he has the two defeats by knockout," said Franklin to Sky Sports.
"Povetkin caught him with an uppercut. We know that's a real hard punch to be able to take from a puncher. Certain times he gets caught with certain punches.
"I don't want to say he has a glass chin, because he took some shots, but if you can catch him at the right time, at the right moments though, you will have a great effect on him."
Both Whyte are Franklin are looking to stay busy while the entire division plays out, with WBC champion Tyson Fury facing Deontay Wilder next month and WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO champion Anthony Joshua taking on mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk in September.