After being on the sidelines for such a lengthy period, many young boxers would want to ease themselves back into action with a number of fights against modest opponents.
Little, however, stresses that he doesn’t want to any easy touches as he’s looking to push towards title opportunities later of the year.
"I want to be in with someone with a winning record," he stated. "I think my apprenticeship as a pro is over now and I want to be in decent fights.
"I don’t get excited about fighting journeymen and I don’t think they bring best out in me. When I fight better opponents and I really have to dig deep to win, then I think I’ll really impress people.
"I ’m not trying rush into anything because that could leave me in deep water, but I do think the welterweight division is wide open.
"I’ve still got a lot to learn, but I believe I can be fighting for the Central Area title before the end of this year.
"The champion, Chris Johnson, has a lot more experience than me. He’s had 20 fights, he’s fought Lee Purdy and he’s won quite a few by stoppage, but I think that’s the sort of fight I’ll be looking at soon."