Eddie Hearn, promoter for top rated heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte, is looking at dates in April for the boxer's potential return.

Hearn would like to get in the ring with one of two former world champions, Andy Ruiz or Alexander Povetkin.

Whyte was in action last month in Saudi Arabia, when he won a tough decision over Mariusz Wach - as part of the undercard to the Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz rematch.

Whyte holds the WBC's interim-title, which puts him in line for the winner of next month's rematch between WBC full champion Deontay Wilder and challenger Tyson Fury.

The winner of that fight will be due to face Whyte by February 2021.

Whyte is not confident of securing the fight with Wilder - should he win - so the British boxer plans to stay busy until the world title shot is forced by the World Boxing Council.

His next opponent will strongly depend on a lot of the moving pieces in the heavyweight division.

"Looking to fight in April, possibly in the UK. Again, it all depends on Joshua's next fight, and Usyk-Chisora. Dillian Whyte, where are we going to place him and slot him in? I love the Andy Ruiz fight for Dillian Whyte. Will they take it? Probably not," Hearn told IFL TV.

"I like the Povetkin fight for Dillian Whyte, I think that's an absolute war. But, ultimately, all these fights for Dillian are great, but we've got to get him a world title fight. We've got to see where we are with the WBC. We're not the mandatory until 2021, which as you know, I don't agree with."