Scarborough’s Danny Price found himself mentioned among the domestic elite of the cruiserweight division after his clinical win last week.
Price, 27, rocked Hungarian Tamas Bajzath with two left-hooks that floored his man twice in the first round before the referee halted the bout.
The Scarborough man’s promoter Frank Maloney is now lining him up for a shot at the British strap against current holder Jon-Lewis Dickinson, who topped the same bill at Rainton Meadows, near Sunderland.
Price faces Martyn Grainger for the central area title over 10 rounds in Leeds on March 22, and he is 100 per cent focussed on that for now.
Price said: “The fight with Dickinsonis going to happen eventually, hopefully sooner rather than later for me.
“I have a big fight coming up though and all my attention is on that.
“It will be my first fight over 10 rounds so I need toput the work in the gym leading up to it.”
Price is confident that he will be able to overcome Grainger and he will then assess things afterwards, with rumours circulating of a fight at the Spa’s Grand Hall this summer.
Price added: “Grainger is a big lad and he will come and have a go, which is perfect for me.
“It is a lot easier to hit someone who is coming forward wanting to fight than someone who is waiting for you to make a move.
“The plan is to fight in Leeds for the central area title, and if I win that then hopefully my first defence will be in Scarborough.”