WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is targeting a September showdown with Mexican WBO light middleweight titleholder Canelo Alvarez.
Golovkin next faces American Daniel Jacobs in Madison Square Garden on Saturday in a middleweight unification bout, which GGG has said is a chance to secure a match-up with Alvarez.
"Yes, of course, 100 percent [his fight with Jacobs can secure a bout with Alvarez]," Golovkin told Sky Sports News.
"Right now my focus is on Daniel Jacobs because he's a very serious guy, a world champion, this is a unification fight.
"Next step I'm ready for anybody, Canelo Alvarez or anyone it doesn't matter for me.
"Jacobs has a big boxing IQ, he's number two in the middleweight division. It's very important who's number one and this fight will show who is best.
"I'm going to bring an amazing show."
Golovkin's last fight was his dispatching of Kell Brook at the O2 Arena in London back in September 2016, and GGG believes that after two years of negotiations with Alvarez, September 2017 is the time for the much-anticipated fight.
"I've spoken with him [Alvarez] for two years, and I think maybe he's ready now for a fight this year, maybe in September. Hopefully," Golovkin added.