Ricky Burns will defend his WBO super-featherweight title at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on July 16.
It will be the Scot’s third defence of the belt he took off Rocky Martinez in September and the first outside his native country.
An opponent will be revealed next week and promoter Frank Warren is delighted to be able to name Burns on a domestic bill.
“Burns is one of only four world champions that Britain can boast of at the moment and the only one you can watch on these shores, and he is every bit as exciting as (David) Haye, (Carl) Froch and (Amir) Khan, all who are having their next fights abroad,” he said.
Burns will top a bill that also includes Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew, aiming to add the vacant British title in a rematch with Derby’s Ovill McKenzie.
“Bellew and McKenzie served up a drama-filled classic back in December with both men trading punches non-stop and both visiting the canvas before Bellew emerged the victor,” Warren added.
“The fight could have gone either way, so a rematch with the British title at stake was a natural to bring back to the superb Echo Arena.”