Amir Khan says he will fight WBC light-welterweight champion Danny Garcia in Las Vegas on 14 July.
Khan, 25, was originally scheduled to face Lamont Peterson earlier this month in a rematch for the WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles.
However, that bout was cancelled after the latter tested positive for elevated testosterone levels.
That left Khan looking for another opponent and he tweeted: “May the best man win on 14 July. Khan vs Garcia.”
Danny Garcia profile
- Born: March 20, 1988
- Nickname: Swift
- Total fights: 23
- Total wins: 23 (14 by KO)
- Titles held: WBC light-welterweight (March 2012- )
Garcia, 24, is undefeated, with 23 wins including 14 knockouts.
He recently secured the vacant WBC light-welterweight title with victory by a unanimous decision over Mexican legend Erik Morales, who had been stripped of the belt for failing to make the weight.
It is not yet clear what titles, if any, will be at stake between Garcia and Khan.
Khan’s promoters, Golden Boy, is trying to have the result of the Peterson-Khan fight from December overturned to a no decision and the WBA and IBF belts returned to Khan.
However Garcia tweeted on 19 May: “If he [Khan] doesn’t get his belts back, we can’t fight. A unification bout is the only fight that can not let me fight my mandatory.”
Garcia is due for a mandatory defence against Ajose Olusegun but, should Khan be given one or both belts back, the WBC would sanction Garcia-Khan because unification bouts take precedence over mandatory fights.