Former British heavyweight Anthony Joshua is to fight Jermaine Franklin on April 1st at the O2 Arena in London
Joshua, 33, a two-time world champion lost his last fight to world champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Watford’s Joshua had acclaimed the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles between 2016 and 2018.
Last August Joshua, with a new trainer Robert Garcia in his corner, took him on for a second time but was again defeated in the rematch in Saudi Arabia.
The 29-year-old American Franklin, also made his first loss in 22 fights after being beaten on points by Briton Dillian Whyte in November.
“I’m looking forward to stepping back into the ring,” said Joshua.
“Mentally and physically I feel ready. I want to put on a show and impress my coach as he has high standards.
“Franklin has a good style and a great attitude, which he has shown in recent fights.”
Franklin said: “I’m ready to show the world why it’s time for me to take my place at the top of the heavyweight division.
“One thing I have learned about boxing. Never let the judges decide the winner,” he declared on social media.