Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce has no problem traveling overseas to secure a high-stakes fight with Oleksandr Usyk - which would have the WBO's interim-heavyweight title at stake.
But, he also believes Usyk would embrace the possibility of staging their fight in the UK.
The World Boxing Organization is on board with approving Joyce-Usyk for the interim-belt.
The full WBO champion is Anthony Joshua, who also holds the WBA, IBF, IBO titles.
Joshua's handlers are in serious negotiations to finalize a full division unification clash with WBC champion Tyson Fury.
According to the WBO, the winner of Fury-Joshua will have to face the victor of Joyce vs. Usyk.
That likely won't happen, because the Fury-Joshua agreement would involve a two fight commitment - and promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that the WBO belt will become vacant in the aftermath of the first encounter.
“The WBO now has him as number 1 and me as number ?2 so it is the natural progression that we fight each other. Especially if Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are working on fighting each other, probably a couple of times. The WBO is backing it, they want to make the fight and the fans want to see it happen," Joyce told The Sun.
“I know Usyk has a lot of support in the UK and he has never been afraid of travelling. I remember fighting him in the World Boxing Super Series in East London and it felt like I was in the Ukraine. It seems like every Ukrainian based in the UK comes out to support their guy when they compete so, if fans are allowed in by the time we meet, the atmosphere will be great. His fans bring drums, they sing and shout so I am sure he will have no problem fighting here.”