Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury are set for an all-British world heavyweight championship eliminator this summer after claiming respective wins at the Copper Box in London.
The WBO and WBA International champion Chisora claimed a unanimous points victory over Kevin Johnson to all but set up a opportunity to avenge his defeat to Fury in 2011, after the Manchester-born fighter beat Joey Abell in four rounds.
Fury, now unbeaten in 22 professional fights, overcame Chisora three years ago and is keen for a rematch in order to strengthen his bid to break Wladimir Klitschko's stranglehold on the heavyweight division.
"Every time I fight I bring the action," Fury said. "I was happy with the performance. I enjoyed it. I'll be back in April, hopefully, against Chisora. I beat him as a 14-fight novice two years ago, but I want Klitschko after that."
Chisora, 30, was however more coy over a rematch with Fury: "Now we move on to the next chapter. But I tell you right now I want to go to Moscow. I want to fight [Alexander] Povetkin in the Spring – and then we'll talk about fighting Tyson in the summer."
Promoter Frank Warren, who staged an 11-fight card at the Copper Box – which hosted events during the London 2012 Olympic Games – had billed the evening as a shoot-out for a possible world title shot and could be held at Upton Park.
Warren said in January: "They're the two best heavyweights in Europe, maybe the world, except for [reigning WBA, IBF and WBO champion] Wladimir Klitschko.
"I'm quite sure I can get a final eliminator for the WBO between Dereck and Tyson."