WBO World Lightweight Champion Terry Flanagan has set his sights on a huge fight early next year.

After making the successful fourth defence of his World Title after stopping Orlando Cruz in Cardiff, ‘Turbo’ was quick to move his attention to a blockbuster fight in 2017.

Flanagan KO's Cruz

"I just want big fights. Anyone who Frank Warren puts me in with. I wanted the Linares fight after he beat Crolla to prove who is number one but they reactivated the rematch clause. We'll probably have another fight first, my mandatory is next… Felix Verdejo - We'll get him over here and smash him up then look at some of the other big fights like Lomachenko!”

The Mancunian southpaw Flanagan also opened the door for a unification bout with IBF titlist Robert Easter: "Easter is a good fighter but I think if we got him over here, we'll beat him!"

Flanagan can proudly boast the longest, current unbeaten record in British boxing now stretching to 32-0 but the 27 year old was quick to pass praise onto his trainer Steve Maylett.

Speaking with iFL TV on Saturday night, Terry revealed: "He knows me better than myself! I love him to pieces. He's my mate first and then the best coach about. We'll go on and win more World Titles together.”

Maylett also reiterated Flanagan’s desire to lock horns with one of Jorge Linares, Anthony Crolla or Vasyl Lomachenko next year: “They are the three I think he could definitely come through.”

Watch the full interview with Flanagan below: