Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez go head to head at a press conference to announce their October 21 clash.
The South London light-heavyweights will box at the O2 Arena, live on Sky Sports.
Both are fast-rising fighters in the division. Buatsi, unbeaten and previously a British champion, is the top ranked contender in the WBA’s world rankings, while Azeez has rapidly advanced to win British, Commonwealth and European titles.
Their progression has set the two former sparring partners on a collision course that leads to their bout on October 21.
Also on the bill at the O2 Arena Mikael Lawal will defend the British cruiserweight title against bitter London rival Isaac Chamberlain.
Big punching Lawal won the British championship when he knocked out David Jamieson last November. His title defence against Chamberlain had to be postponed when Lawal suffered an injury.
That infuriated Chamberlain further. Chamberlain is targeting this fight and this title as he continues to rebuild from his exciting loss to Chris Billam-Smith.