Connor Coyle [13(6)-0] says he is still open to a middleweight meeting wth Danny Dignum [13(7)-0-1].
The Derry 160lber agreed to face the Essex fighter earlier this year but the fight never came to fruition.
The former Roy Jones Jr-promoted fighter verbally accepted an offer but claims a contract never came.
“We were close with the Dignum fight, we confirmed everything over the phone, but we just needed the contract,” Coyle told Irish-boxing.com.
“I’m not sure what happened then, maybe it just wasn’t meant to be.”
‘The Kid’ has since ended a 15 month sabbatical from the ring with victory in Mexico, returns to the fight mad country next month, and has an August date in Germany.
However, if the chance to take on the WBO European ranking title holder came again, the 30-year-old would be keen.
“I’d definitely like that fight, they know where I am if they want it.”
While he is willing, Coyle reveals he is not dependent on the fight happening. He has world top 10 aspirations and believes he firmly on the path of breaking into world title contention before the year ends.
“I’m focusing on building myself up again for now. I want to bring a better fighter to the stage later this year. I still have a long way to go before you see the best of me.”
Dignum has twice beaten Irish opposition in Conrad Cummings and Alfredo Meli. He failed to win for the first time last time out drawing with Russian Andrey Sirotkin.