Tyson Fury confirmed he will return to the ring in September or October after brushing aside Tom Schwarz.
But the Brit will not fight Deontay Wilder in a rematch of their thrilling draw until next year.
Fury stopped Schwarz inside two rounds in a punch-perfect performance on Saturday in Las Vegas.
And his next fight is pencilled in for later this year, but not against WBC champion Wilder.
Their first fight ended in a thrilling draw last December in Los Angeles, but boxing fans will have to wait until 2020 for a rematch.
After his win on Saturday, Fury said: "We have got either September 21 or October 5 next and then next year we're going to hunt down Deontay Wilder for that green belt.
"The key tonight was to enjoy myself. I used the jab, caught him with a straight left and it would have put anyone away. I put on 12 pounds and really felt it.
"I came here to have fun and put on a show and I hope everybody enjoyed it as much as I did."