Colossal Britain’s Anthony Crolla will face Vasyl Lomachenko in a WBA world title fight in Los Angeles in April.
Ukrainian Lomachenko, 31, will protect his unified lightweight world title in opposition to 32-year-faded Crolla.
The bout will be heavy underdog Crolla’s first in the United States.
“Lomachenko is a super skill, however Anthony is in grand form and fascinating for this opportunity,” acknowledged promoter Eddie Hearn after both camps agreed terms on Tuesday.
Manchester-born Crolla – who suffered a fractured cranium when he became hit by a concrete slab as he confronted two burglars in December 2014 – won the WBA lightweight title with a fifth-round knockout of Colombia’s Darleys Perez in November 2015, however became defeated by Jorge Linares in 2016.
Whatever the aged champion winning his final three fights in opposition to Daud Yordan, Edson Ramirez and Ricky Burns, Crolla faces a grand job in opposition to Lomachenko on the Staples Middle.
A two-time Olympic gold medallist, the Ukranian has won world titles at featherweight, gargantuan-featherweight and light in his 12-fight skilled occupation.
“It be a huge opportunity for Anthony,” Hearn added.
“He has earned his stripes – a aged world champ who has fought the most classic.
“He won the final eliminator in opposition to Yordan in November, and I’m delighted he will get this opportunity now.”