Britain’s Anthony Joshua will fulfill Joseph Parker in a world heavyweight marriage battle in Cardiff on 31 March.
Joshua, 28, holds the IBF and WBA belts, while New Zealander Parker is the WBO champ.
Cardiff’s Principality arena – where Joshua effectively safeguarded his titles versus Carlos Takam in October – will host the bout.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn tweeted to validate the bout, stating: “It’s on!”
He included: “It’s the very first time in history 2 ruling heavyweight champs have actually combated in Britain.”
Parker’s representative David Higgins got here in the UK recently to settle an offer. Talks had actually formerly stalled over how the handbag would be divided however a compromise was reached last month which will see Parker, 25, make 30-35%.
Parker is unbeaten in his 24 expert battles, with 18 of those wins coming over a knockout.
Joshua ended up being IBF heavyweight champ by beating Charles Martin at London’s O2 Arena in April 2016.
The following April, he included the WBA belt by beating Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000fans at Wembley Arena.
Whoever wins in March is particular to then deal with unbeaten American Deontay Wilder, who holds the 4th belt in the heavyweight department. No fighter has actually held all 4 heavyweight belts all at once.
Parker’s camp have actually been promoting the battle since Joshua beat Takam in 2015.
They staged a press conference in November including clips of Joshua being tore down in his amateur days and used ₤20,000to anybody with video of him being floored.
That triggered Joshua to counter, stating he was being “demonised” by the Parker camp. Higgins later on informed BBC Sport Joshua was “rattled”.