Heavyweights Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury could fight each other in the summer of 2015, according to reports.
Tyson Fury stopped Dereck Chisora in the 10th round on Saturday night in London, prompting calls that he should step up to face the best.
“It will happen,” British promoter Frank Warren told The Telegraph. “The WBO have mandated it will happen. Klitschko’s next fight is in March and after that there’s 30 days for us to negotiate with him.”
Warren also said that Fury has shown potential to beat Klitschko, the champion.
He noted that Fury’s unpredictability will present problems for Klitschko.
“Tyson will bring back a world title for Britain. He’s able to switch his tactics up, he’s got that much potential,” he said.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Fury said that he doesn’t want Klitschko to vacate the WBO crown after he secured his mandatory shot.
“I said I didn’t want to fight for the title unless I was the mandatory,” he told the Manchester Evening News. “Now all my dreams have come true.”
He added: “I hope it happens (a fight with Klitschko). I hope they don’t vacate the WBO title. Winning a world title is great, but it is who you beat as well. Fighting for the vacant title is not the same. People don’t class you as the proper world champion until you defend it.
“I’d like to take it from Klitschko and not fight a step-in opponent for a vacant title.”
Klitschko, 38, fights again in March and will then have to arrange a mandatory title defense or vacate his belt.
Fury told the paper: “I believe he’s got one or two more fights. I don’t believe he’s going to fight me. He will fight some American and he will probably try to get the unification fight with (WBC champion) Bermane Stiverne.”