Australia's dual world champion Daniel Geale admits he's using his rematch with Anthony Mundine to raise his overseas profile and propel his career in the US.
In pictures: Mundine v Geale – The rematch
The IBF and WBA middleweight champion had been resisting the lure of a fight with Mundine on home soil to avenge his only defeat - a controversial split decision in 2009.
Geale was initially more interested in taking on Sergio Martinez or Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, who fought for the WBC middleweight title in September.
But Martinez broke his left hand in his victory while Chavez Jr subsequently tested positive to marijuana and is still awaiting a ban.
That opened the door for the Mundine rematch, slated to take place in January, which Geale sees as an opportunity to generate a bit more buzz around his name before he attacks his next goal - the American market.
"100 per cent, this is a step towards that goal," Geale said.
"Even recently, I've had interviews from radio stations in the US and they still ask me about Mundine.
"If we can get that off my back, beautiful. And knowing he's just gone over to the US ... he was successful there but it didn't go as planned.
"He didn't create much success over there. Knowing that I'll beat the guy, going back over to the US I feel it will be a little bit easier.
"And the added part we have Martinez who will be coming good by then.
"There are some great fighters over there.
"Fighting in (Las) Vegas is what it's all about. I think it's very, very close to happening.
"(Fighting Mundine) will 100 per cent raise my profile. It's good for him too.
"He'll get a lot of attention from this fight as well. I'll just come away from it and move onto the next thing."
Mundine says charisma and a profile are the only things holding Geale back from his overseas dream.
And while he's confident of knocking out the Tasmanian, the 37-year-old believes Geale has already raised his profile by taking this fight.
"If he's fighting Joe Blow in Australia, no one would really care," Mundine said.
"You had a unified champion coming off the plane and 10 people were there to greet him.
"He knows who is pushing this fight. He knows who is the man. That's why they're trying to cash in on it.
"Geale's done extremely well in what he's achieved.
"He's the unified champion of the world but he hasn't got that charisma. He hasn't got that personality that makes you a legend."