Mike Tyson has promised to announce his comeback opponent this week as the 53-year-old former heavyweight world champion steps up his preparations for a ring return.
Every since he started posting training videos on social media, Tyson has sparked rumour after rumour about his potential opponents.
No fewer than four men have claimed they have held talks with someone who may or may not represent the man himself while some have gone further and claimed to have received an offer.
Most sensible boxing fans don't want to see the heavyweight legend struggle through the ropes 15 years after his last professional fight, but those hopes appear forlorn.
Here, we take you through the runners and riders jostling to be named Tyson's comeback opponent...
1. Evander Holyfield
Tyson's former rival looked the most likely opponent when Holyfield himself began posting videos on social media of his training.
The pair shared the ring twice in the 90s with Holyfield winning both, the first by stoppage and the second when Tyson bit part of his ear off.
They have since kissed and made up but both seem to be on board with an exhibition trilogy fight, albeit one which would involve no winner, no loser and absolutely no knockouts.
"If I ask him it's almost like me being a bully saying I want to go against somebody I've beaten twice," Holyfield told the BBC.
"I don't want pressure on me that 'you just want to fight Mike because you know you can beat him'.
"If he hits me I'm going to hit back. I'm going to be 58, he'll be 54, you talk about being in good health and doing things the proper way that respects it. I don't have no problem with it."
But when Tyson was asked last week about Holyfield, he said: "Na, na we got many guys. Listen we’ve got so many guys that want to do this, man.
"We’re in calls, we’re doing business with guys right now. You’re not going to believe the names when the names come out. Some time this week we’ll have the contract done.
"And whatever money we get, it’s going to somebody else. I’m not going to make any money – probably the company, my wife because she’s partners with me, she’ll make some probably. But my money is going [to charity]."
2. Shannon Briggs
Never one to miss an opportunity, Briggs was out of the gate early when he sensed the opportunity to earn a few dollars.
The former heavyweight world champion (no, really) has become something of a figure of fun in recent years with his 'Let's go champ!' slogan and regular gate-crashing of press conferences and weigh-ins.
The 48-year-old signed with a bare-knuckle boxing promotion last month and has been eyeing up Tyson as his first opponent ever since, going as far to say he had agreed a deal.
"I just talked to Mike Tyson, It’s going down," Briggs said: "Me and Mike, we’re going to make it happen, it’s official - you’re going to see it happen, Brownsville versus Brownsville.
"Me and Tyson are going to lace up the gloves, we’re going to rumble, rumble in the jungle. We’re going to let our fist do the talking.
"The money is there, the money is almost there, I can't say much more, I'll leave it at that," he added. “This is for charity, this is [an] exhibition. I want people to understand."
That was 10 days ago however and there has been little to suggest any substance to Briggs' claims.
3. Wanderlei Silva
The latest name to appear from the ether, former UFC star Silva is another who claims he has been offered a bare-knuckle contest with Tyson - and a cool $10m prize.
Silva, 43, said: "They offered me $10 million plus pay-per-view percentage and I accepted immediately. I hope [they] can make it happen."
Silva won 35 of his 51 mixed martial arts bouts across a number promotions but failed to make an impact in the UFC.
He fought most recently in Bellator but lost to Chael Sonnen and Rampage Jackson in 2018.
And despite Silva claiming to have been offered the fight, Tyson's new coach Rafael Cordeiro immediately poured cold water on the bout.
"I didn’t get any calls from Wand or Tyson, but as far as I know that fight wont happen," he said. "Tyson is training to make a boxing fight — with gloves. It is hard to comment about rumours."
4. Tito Ortiz
Another former UFC star, Ortiz carries far more gravitas than Silva having been one of the early breakout stars in mixed martial arts.
He held the light-heavyweight title for three years until 2003 and enjoyed rivalries with Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, and Ken Shamrock.
Ortiz was competing as recently as last December, albeit it against modest opposition, and is another who claims he has been contacted about a fight with Tyson.
"I got a phone call and someone started asking me, ‘What do you think about fighting Mike Tyson?’ I was like, ‘Really?’ This is an opportunity that I like. I’m in'," he said.
"I’m not sure if it’s going to be MMA or boxing yet, I haven’t even gotten that far. We both have got to be cleared by the athletic commissions
"I've been boxing for 20 years, my boxing skills have gotten better and better.
"They may not be at the same level as Tyson, but has Tyson been punched in the face in the last 15 years? No he hasn’t. I have been. I’ve been able to subdue everyone I’ve competed against over the last four years."