Promoter Eddie Hearn is putting together a strategy to move unbeaten welterweight Conor Benn (18-0, 12 KOs) in position for a world title fight.
Benn is returning to the ring on July 31 in Brentwood, against veteran Adrian Granados.
In his last fight, back in April, Benn blew away battle-tested Samuel Vargas in a single round.
Hearn wants to position Benn in a title bout after five more fights.
“We have mapped out a plan to take him to the world title over five fights so by the end of next year he will fight for the world title. There are a lot of people talking about Shawn Porter and I think Granados is perfect. It is a bit tougher than Samuel Vargas, I think he will go deeper into the fight and ask him a few questions," Hearn told Daily Star.
“He still needs those type of fights and quite frankly when he is hitting the numbers he is hitting, we don't want to see him in a 50-50 fight just yet.”
Hearn recently parted ways with Sky Sports and signed an exclusive five-year worldwide content deal with streaming service DAZN.
And he views Benn as the perfect boxer to groom as a global star by showcasing him on Matchroom events all over the world.
“I think he is perfect for the US shows, he is Spanish speaking so I would love to take him to Mexico and link him up with Canelo and Eddie Reynoso on one of their shows," Hearn said.
“He can box in Spain, in Australia where his old man is based so I really see him as a future global star. He is right up the top there in terms of ratings.”