Heavyweight puncher Arslanbek Makhmudov will aim to get himself in a mandatory position to land a world title shot at WBO, IBF, WBA, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua or IBF world champion Tyson Fury, according to the boxer's co-promoter Camille Estephan.

Joshua and Fury are likely to face each other in a full division unification in May or June - but there is a big possibility that some of those belts will become vacant as mandatory obligations come up.

The Russian is back on March 20, as the co-featured attraction to the Vergil Ortiz vs. Maurice Hooker showdown in Dallas, Texas.

Makhmudov, 31-years-old, is looking to get fast-tracked to a world title due to age. The big puncher has already knocked out all eleven of his pro opponents in seven rounds or less.

Estephan explains that his company is having a very difficult time when it comes to securing opponents for the feared puncher.

"He will be featured in the co-main event in Dallas on March 20," Estephan told Sky Sports.

"We want Arslanbek to continue to climb, getting the international exposure in order to become a 'must fight' for the champions.

"He is avoided like the plague. We want to put him in a mandatory position."

He wants his fighter to face a better level of opposition, after blowing away his last two opponents in the opening round.

The problem that comes into play, is Makhmudov is a high risk, low reward proposition for most top contenders.

"I believe the only opposition that can compete is really the champions and top-five contenders," said Estephan.

"They are not willing to fight him unfortunately as they are so close to potential multi-million dollar flights, so they don't want to risk it."