Dillian Whyte will face Alexander Povetkin in a rematch on 21 November and attempt to position himself for a shot at the world heavyweight title.
Britain’s Whyte was dominating Russia’s Povetkin when they met on 22 August but was knocked out by a vicious left hand.
It cost the 32-year-old a shot at a world title early in 2021 but a rematch clause in the contract will afford him another fight with Povetkin, 41.
Promoter Eddie Hearn says the bout is “must-win” for Whyte.
Whyte opted to swiftly return to his Portugal training camp after a fifth-round defeat that featured one of the most spectacular knockouts in recent heavyweight memory.
In announcing the bout, Hearn has also outlined a schedule for other eye-catching fights including Britain’s Chantelle Cameron bidding for a first world title when she faces Brazil’s Adriana Dos Santos Araujo for the vacant WBC super-lightweight belt on 4 October. (BBC)