Thomas Pogson is preparing to compete in the quarter-finals of the national amateur boxing championships.
The 21-year-old, from Boston, defeated London champion Sherif Musah at the Huddersfield Leisure Centre, winning on a unanimous points decision last weekend.
And that has set up an enticing clash with Great Britain three-nations champion Natty Ngwenga.
The two heavyweights will go toe-to-toe at the University of East London on April 20.
“It’s a competition I’ve always wanted to win,” said Pogson.
“I’ve got a tough fight coming up, but I’ll train hard and do everything I can to win.
“He’s in the GB squad, and beating him could open a few doors for me.”