Tyson Fury will return to the ring to take on Otto Wallin on September 14 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA.
Britain’s ‘lineal’ heavyweight world champion will stake his claim to the throne against the unbeaten Swede, who has won all of his 20 completed bouts to date.
It is already known that, providing Fury wins, he is being lined up to rematch WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder next February.
However, Wallin will be looking to derail these plans in spite of his huge underdog status.
The 28-year-old is yet to overcome a top opponent and his best wins stands over fellow Swede Adrian Granat last April.
After this victory he endured 12 months out of the ring and then had a ‘no contest’ on his US debut earlier this year – owing to an accidental head clash in round one.
“I am pleased to be back in Las Vegas. I loved my time there in my last fight and I am going to put on a show at the T-Mobile Arena,” said Fury.
“Otto Wallin is a world-ranked fighter and is tall, something we want with the Deontay Wilder rematch around the corner.
“He is also a southpaw, which will bring its own obstacles, but I will be fully focused to get this job done because the rematch needs to happen.”
Wallin added: “This is the type of fight I’ve been waiting for since I was a kid and my father started showing me some boxing moves in our kitchen
“I’ve made a lot of sacrifices to get to this point and I’m very happy it’s starting to pay off. I want to thank my team and my supporters for making this happen.
“I know I’m an underdog in this fight, but I’m ready for this opportunity and I’m going to grab it with both hands. Anybody can get beat and especially in the heavyweight division. I like the fact that I have everything to gain and Tyson has everything to lose.”