Boxing is on the way back - and finally I can crank up my training for a fight this summer.
From what I've been told, I could well be back in the ring at the end of July or early August. A date and a venue still need to be confirmed, but I know somewhere in the UK is expected to stage the bill.
The latest news from the States is that Las Vegas will be having a couple of shows a week starting on June 9 at the MGM Grand. Of course all of these shows will be behind closed doors and while we would all prefer fans to be there, it is something that we just have to get used to.
My promoter Top Rank are working in conjunction with Frank Warren to run the show I will be on, among others, which will be screened live on ESPN as well as BT Sport.
While it will be good for me to be back in the ring, I can see how for the guys who are on the way up, trying to make a name for themselves, it is an even bigger opportunity - not just to make money but also raise their profile.
Due to the pandemic, people have been starved of sport and it's only in a crisis like this that it really hits home just how much love their sports and how much they have been missed.
Boxing is fortunate, along with golf, to be one of those sports that is able to come back relatively quickly under strict regulations and there's no doubt you will have people tuning in who wouldn't normally switch on. So, with well-matched fights, those boxers who are normally not shown on TV on big bills will now have the opportunity to shine - to become an attraction.
Fighters are going to have to take risks, maybe more so than before, in terms of who they fight. Some may have been happy just going along padding out a record before stepping up, but I can see how that is going to change a lot if you want to have a slot on these behind-closed-doors shows.
Credit to Eddie Hearn, who has come up with his own plan of doing shows in the garden at the mansion he grew up in, which is now Matchroom HQ. I've been there a couple of times, when I was promoted by Matchroom, and it will be a great spot to stage shows. I just wish I had the space in my back garden to do a show!
It will be some experience for the guys who get on the shows and in the current climate it's just what the sport needs. I'm sure he is going to deliver some very good fights.
For all the fighters it's going to be strange not having fans in the arena when you are used to walking out in front of thousands of people. It will be a bit like a sparring session, but the one thing that could be really annoying is being able to listen to the commentary.
I know during some of my early fights, when I was put on around six o'clock, you could hear the commentators because there were so few fans and you sometimes felt like telling them to shut up when you disagreed with them!
It would seem that Jamel Herring will be one of the first world champions to get back into action - he's set to defend his WBO super-featherweight title against Jonathan Oquendo on July 2.
I can fully understand why he has taken that fight rather than wait around to face me.
It's not a foregone conclusion that he beats Oquendo, but I don't care who wins it as long as I face the winner, hopefully before the end of the year. I just have to raise my level of training and make sure I'm ready to fight this summer so I can look ahead to another world title opportunity.