Amir Khan aims to return to the ring in April and hopes a rematch with Danny Garcia will happen by the end of 2013.
Khan, 26, made a winning return to the ring against Carlos Molina on Sunday.
"The next fight is going to be around April time," said Khan, who was stopped in four rounds by Garcia in July.
"That will give me a nice little break. Then I want to be back in the ring again and then trying for the rematch with Danny Garcia."
Garcia is scheduled to defend his WBC and WBA belts against Zab Judah in February, which Khan is hopeful he can come through successfully to set up a second meeting.
"In April I'm looking at it being a fight in the 140lbs division for a world title, and then at unifying it with the Garcia fight - if he gets through his fight with Zab Judah," said Khan.
"Boxing is a sport where one punch can change a fight, but hopefully he wins that fight, I get through mine in April and then maybe at the end of the year it will be a good fight with him."
The 24-year-old American is open to the prospect of meeting Khan again.
"If the money's right then we'll definitely fight whenever and wherever," said Garcia.
"But it's up to what [promoter] Golden Boy wants because I can say 'yeah let's do it' but really I have no control over it.
"I know I'll definitely win the fight but it might not be that early this time."