Tyson Fury is already targeting Wladmir Klitschko's WBO heavyweight title after confirming an eliminator meeting with fellow-Briton Dereck Chisora on 26 July in Manchester.
After both fighters won on the same card against Joey Abell and Kevin Johnson at the Copper Box in February the pair with square off at the Phones 4u Arena this summer with a shot of Klitschko's WBO world title the prize for whoever prevails.
Fury, who is unbeaten in 22 bouts as a professional, is the favourite the land the world title shot having defeated Chisora via a unanimous points decision in 2011 though he does not expect to face the Ukraine Klitschko.
"Wlad has done all he can to stay out of my way and he will do so again when I beat Chisora. The simple truth is that he doesn't want to fight me," Fury said.
"If that's the case it means I will be fighting for the vacant title at the end of this year when I expect to be crowned world champion."
"Wladimir is going to fight the Australian Alex Leapai [on 26 April] and I would expect him to beat him," promoter Frank Warren added. "If he doesn't fight the winner of this fight, he will have to vacate the title. We're forcing the issue. If he wants the fight, this is what it is, it's what you've got to take."
While Fury remains undefeated Chisora has lost three time since falling to the 25 year old three years ago which have included defeats to former world champions Vitali Klitschko and David Haye.
But Chisora said of Fury: "Tyson has got one over me and he thinks he's the greatest fighter in Great Britain, but he's not. He hasn't fought any proper fighters, he's only been fighting cab drivers."
Both fighters have committed to an intensive drug-testing schedule ahead of the fight, with tests being taken every three weeks in the lead up to the fight which takes place in Fury birth place.
Fury added: "I have absolutely no problem with being tested as often as anyone likes as I know I've will not be doing anything wrong.
"In heavyweight boxing, we're all strong and we can all punch so being a drug addict will not help you in my opinion, it will only make you worse.
"This is a fight, not running or endurance, it's not about being the strongest man. If it was, then Arnold Schwarzenegger would be the heavyweight champion of the world 100 times over."
The understanding is that while the winner could face Klitschko or another opponent for the WBO title, the loser could meet unbeaten American Deontay Wilder who beat Malik Scott in a first round stoppage on Saturday.