PAUL Gallen versus Mark Hunt in the ring at Carrington Park on Halloween - it's a tantalising prospect, but before it is given the tick the Bathurst stadium has a fight of its own to win.
Carrington Park is one of four venues on the shortlist to host the bout and over the next three to four weeks its credentials will be weighed up against those of the other contenders - Hunter Sports Stadium, Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena and Spark Stadium in Auckland.
Just as both Gallen - the former Cronulla NRL star who played for New South Wales and Australia - and UFC legend Hunt - a man known as the king of walk off knock-outs - both have their strengths and weaknesses, so to do the four venues in contention.
But No Limit Boxing promoter Matt Rose, who will put on the event, does have a special insight into what Carrington Park offers.
He and his brothers Trent and George played at Carrington Park during their rugby league careers while Rose is currently living in Bathurst.
"Absolutely," Rose replied when asked if his familiarity with Carrington Park played a role in it being short-listed.
"I noticed how well the Elton John concert went at Bathurst, it showcased that an event of that size is something that can be done in Bathurst. So we are just working away at it at the moment, we've already met with council a couple of times and our options there and how it could potentially happen in Bathurst.
"The location, in particular in relation to western Sydney which has a big following of Mark Hunt fans, then the rest of Sydney is only two-and-a-half hours anyway, then we've got Orange, Dubbo and Cowra, people from there will travel to such an event.
Another factor which could work in favour of Carrington Park is that it is an open-air venue. Given the uncertainty surrounding just what the coronavirus social distancing restrictions will be like come October, its potential to have a greater maximum capacity crowd is a serious consideration.
"I think at the moment, to be dead honest, nothing has particularly jumped out at us because we are looking at a number of different scenarios. Obviously with current bio-security measures that are in place with sport - rugby league in particular - we are watching that play out a little bit," Rose said.
"One thing that does come to mind is that we have two indoor venues and two outdoor venues and those indoor venues are going to be a lot more restricted than the outdoor venues."
If Bathurst was to get the nod as host, Rose said it could mean a crowd of around 20,000 people.
"The traction that it's going to get, Paul Gallen being an ex-NRL legend and undefeated in the boxing ring and Mark Hunt being a legend in the UFC scene - it's a cross-over sport ultimate fight really," Rose said.
"You don't get these sort of fights come along much. It will be a boxing event, so Mark Hunt will be coming across to boxing and obviously Gal has already had a few fights, he's nine and o.
"It's really intriguing because it's two really big personalities and both have a big following, we are expecting a huge crowd."