Bellew has been added to the 'True Brit' card at the Capital FM Arena in the wake of his ninth-round stoppage of Edison Miranda at Alexandra Palace on Saturday.
Promoter Eddie Hearn will reveal Bellew's opponent in the coming weeks, and the Merseysider said he's delighted to be working with someone who has the same goals he has.
"Eddie has got ambitions and a set of balls the same as mine, he's willing to put it on the line and test me and I want to be tested," said Bellew.
"Saturday was the first time I've ever gone into a fight and had nothing to worry about.
"It's the little things that mean a lot to a boxer, like getting your kit sorted and making sure hotels, transportation and changing rooms are right and everything is calm and relaxed.
"The shackles are off now and it's all about staying active and getting my name out there, which being a big part of such a massive bill will do for me.
"Carl is a big name in the States and I'm sure the fight will create huge TV interest over there so after beating Miranda this is another chance to impress on the other side of the Atlantic."