Heavyweight Anthony Joshua’s comeback fight will take place on 1 April at the O2 Arena in London, promoter Eddie Hearn has announced.
Joshua, 33, is likely to fight American Jermaine Franklin, who lost on points to Dillian Whyte last November.
A news conference will be held next week to officially announce the fight.
“It’s a really tough fight with loads of pressure to come back because if AJ doesn’t win this fight, then we’ve got a major problem,” said Hearn.
“I believe you’ll see a statement from a guy who is very dangerous, very motivated to become a three-time heavyweight world champion.”
Joshua has lost his last two fights, both to unified heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Hearn announced that Joshua is training under his new trainer and has changed his style. People in the United Kingdom and Nigerians all over the world are looking forward to 1st April.