Kell Brook has revealed that he is hopeful of making his competitive return in February after being stabbed in the leg last month.
The IBF welterweight champion was injured in an unprovoked attack while on holiday in Tenerife, but he is confident that his injuries will not prevent him from defending his title early in 2015.
"I've just started back in the gym and I'm doing physio every other day," Brook told ESPN. "We're getting there now.
"The doctors have told me that once I get back from rehab I'll be brand new - as good as ever.
"I'm thinking we will be ready to go for late February next year where we jump back in the ring and defend my world title."
Brook defeated Shawn Porter for the IBF title in August.