Scott Fitzgerald’s clash with domestic rival Anthony Fowler will take place in March next year.
Promoter Eddie Hearn announced the two 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalists will face off next after Fowler’s win inside a round against Jose Carlos Paz in Sheffield on Saturday.
Preston’s rising star Fitzgerald was slated to face the Liverpudlian by the end of 2018 but a hand injury has sidelined him since his win over Craig Morris in September.
The 26-year-old Jennings Gym fighter, 11-0 as a professional, is looking for a breakthrough fight with a potential meeting with Fowler having been talked up for several months.
Hearn also indicated that the winner of Fitzgerald-Fowler would go on to face current British super-welterweight champion Ted Cheeseman in their next fight.
"I like Scott but it's business, and I will smash him," Fowler said after moving to 9-0 with eight knockouts.
"Ted Cheeseman is getting punished too. Wait and see. I don't like the kid.
"He is deluded. He's a boy and I am a man."