Kevin Mitchell set his sights on an all-British world title fight with Scotland's Ricky Burns after beating Felix Lora at London's York Hall.
Mitchell outpointed his Dominican rival over 10 rounds before challenging WBO lightweight champion Burns.
"I'll be a world champion in the summer, I promise you," said Mitchell.
"I'll have another fight in March and we'll fight Burns in the summer. Ricky Burns is a lovely lad but I'm going to have to beat him."
However, he stopped Manchester's John Murray in eight rounds last July to put himself back into world title contention.
Another option for Mitchell would be to fight Brandon Rios, who beat Murray last December to claim the vacant WBA lightweight crown.
Coatbridge fighter Burns, 28, was promoted from interim title-holder to full WBO champion when previous incumbent Juan Manuel Marquez vacated the belt.