Michael Conlan’s world title fight against Luis Alberto Lopez is now set to take place in Belfast in late April or early May.
Conlan’s team has been involved in negotiations with IBF featherweight champion Lopez in recent weeks.
The Belfast fighter has already expressed his desire to face the Mexican in his hometown on St. Patrick’s Day.
But the hand injury Lopez suffered in his title fight with Josh Warrington forced a delay.
Featherweight Conlan, 31, is eyeing another world title after losing a dramatic fight to England’s WBA featherweight champion Leigh Wood in Nottingham last March.
After suffering the first loss of his professional career, Conlan rebounded in beating Miguel Marriaga at the SSE Arena in Belfast in August before winning a first round Knockout victory against Karim Guerfi at the same place last month.