Amir Khan will get his first chance at a world title on 27 June when he fights WBA light-welterweight champion Andreas Kotelnik in Britain.
The 22-year-old from Bolton defeated Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera in their lightweight contest in Manchester last month.
But he will move up a division to take on Germany-based Ukrainian Kotelnik at an as-yet undecided venue.
"To fight for the world title in only my 22nd fight is fantastic," said Khan.
This has taken me by surprise to be honest. I thought Khan would stay in the lightweight division to fight a top 10 fighter this year, but now Frank Warren has lined up a world title fight a division up! What is going on here? There are 20 guys out there who are more deserving of a shot at Kotelnik, arguably the weakest Champion out there (considering all at lightweight and light-welterweight). I knew Warren had the WBO in his pocket but it seems that he's spreading far and wide these days.
Here's hoping for Kotelnik to win by KO.