Lewis Richardson is debating whether he should try to earn a place in Britain’s boxing squad for the 2024 Paris Olympics or turn professional.
The 25-year-old middleweight won the European silver and bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year.
And he added a gold medal to his collection at the prestigious Tammer tournament in Finland last weekend.
“I still think the best is yet to come and there are exciting times ahead,” Richardson told BBC Essex.
He is due to complete his thesis for a master’s degree in sports business management by the end of the year.
“I plan on not using this master for a little while. It will be full steam ahead towards boxing,” he said.
“As far as boxing is concerned, obviously there is the road to the Olympics which is 18, 20 months away or could turn professional before that.
“We’ll see. I’ll talk to the team around me. I have a great support network around me, both at Colchester and when I’m based in Sheffield with GB boxing.”
Britain came second in the boxing medal table at the delayed 2021 Tokyo Olympics with two of each color, but no middleweights were selected for the men’s competition.
But Richardson put that behind him with his Europe-Commonwealth double and beat Swede Erik Mendoza in the Tammer final.
“There is a bit of uncertainty around the Olympic weight classes at the moment, but hopefully that will be finalized before the end of the year,” he said.
“My decision to stay (amateur) for the Olympics or not might depend on that. It’s uncertain whether middleweight will compete in the Olympics, but I could potentially move up or down a weight – or go pro.
“I feel like those are good problems to have. I feel like I’m coming to my peak and I’m just excited for the next five or six years in boxing.”