Anthony Joshua is set to fight Jermaine Franklin next, with a deal between the two fighters reportedly finalised.
British heavyweight AJ is coming off back-to-back losses against Oleksandr Usyk and his next fight will be the first time he has not had a world title on the line since 2015.
Franklin is 21-1, with 14 knockouts, and British boxing fans will know him best from his most recent outing against Dillian Whyte.
The American lost the fight by a controversial majority decision, although many spectators thought Whyte was fortunate to have claimed victory.
Now, according to Boxing Scene, a deal for Joshua to fight Franklin at the O2 Arena in London on April 1 is done.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, hopes more enticing bouts against Dillian Whyte, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will follow.
Speaking earlier this month, Hearn told iFL TV: “This is the most excited I’ve been on Anthony Joshua’s journey so far because I think it’s exciting.
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“You go into that fight in April – you know that with defeat, it’s all over, really. It would be a third back-to-back defeat.
“And yet a great performance and a showreel knockout gets everyone saying, ‘We’re back, we’re back baby.’
“That’s what I can’t wait for, because I love it when our backs are against the wall.
“That’s the best moments and this is one of those moments for AJ.”
Providing Joshua does come though on April 1, the plan is for him to return in a more serious showdown in July.
Hearn continued: “AJ wants a big fight in the summer.
“The one that would make sense and the one that should be hopefully quite straightforward to make is the rematch with Dillian Whyte.
“We’re open to a Deontay Wilder fight, we’re open to a Tyson Fury fight.
“But yeah, in my mind, with AJ fighting in April and Dillian probably fighting around the same time, that would lead them to a big all-British heavyweight fight in the summer. That’s what I’d like to do.
“AJ wants to be in the biggest fights possible and if a bigger fight rears its head – there’s only two bigger fights in the division than Dillian Whyte, that’s Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
“If they appear somehow, 100 per cent willing to look at those as well.
“But the key is April 1.”