Carl Frampton and Jamel Herring are due to meet for the WBO world super featherweight title later this year after the Jackal safely saw off Scottish opponent Darren Traynor on Saturday night.
All that stands in their way now is Jonathan Oquendo, who is set to face Herring on September 5.
Providing the reigning champ comes through that bout successfully, he will defend his title against Frampton in either late October or early November in the USA.
Like all of Frampton's supporters, who couldn't be at his victory, Herring was glued to Saturday's fight on TV and, afterwards, sent a message to the victorious Belfast boxer.
"That's what I'm talking about Jackal," he said. "Shout out to Carl Frampton, baby. I'm gonna see you soon Carl!"
Frampton hadn't fought in nine months since seeing off Tyler McCreary in Las Vegas in November and showed a title ring-rust as he took five rounds to really warm up against Traynor.
Then, however, he seemed to flick the switch as the fight ticked into its latter half and it took only four minutes of top level Frampton to dispatch his underdog opponent.
A duo of crushing body blows in the sixth round knocked Traynor to the canvas. It seemed like he may not clamber to his feet and, when he did, he lasted just a minute of the following round, the fight finished by another big left hook to the Scotsman's side.