Russian junior middleweight Magomed Kurbanov (21-0, 13 KOs) is aiming to land a showdown with fellow unbeaten Tim Tszyu.
Both are highly ranked under the WBO, with Tszyu sitting in the number two position and Kurbanov being ranked at six. Kurbanov sits at the number four position under the WBA, while Tszyu is at eight with the sanctioning body.
Kurbanov believes the fight with Tszyu could happen in 2021.
Earlier this month, Tszyu returned to the ring and blew away New Zealander Bowyn Morgan in the first round and defended his WBO Global junior middleweight title.
The victory raised Tszyu's record to 17-0 with 13 of them by knockout. Tszyu's entire career has played out in Australia - where he's become a superstar player. The up and coming talent is the son of former champion and Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu.
According to multiple media outlets in Russia, Kurbanov is already training in London with the British contender Josh Kelly, who will fight on January 30th with former WBA "regular' world champion, and now EBU welterweight titleholder, David Avanesyan of Russia.
Kurbanov wants to gain more tools and knowledge by training alongside boxers in the UK.
"The camp will take about a month. I want to learn from the experience of boxers from England. They have a different psychology, a different vision, a completely different approach to boxing. My main goal is to prepare for the fight with Tim Tszyu, although our fight has not yet been agreed upon," said Kurbanov, whose words were provided by the boxer's press agent to Vasiliy Konov.