WBO super lightweight champion Josh Taylor will defend his title against former undisputed champ Teofimo Lopez next weekend.
Taylor is set to take to the ring for the first time since a controversial win against fellow Brit Jack Catterall in February last year.
The pair were scheduled to have a rematch, with Taylor vacating three of his four belts to try and make it happen before he was forced to pull out through injury.
Then in somewhat of a surprise move, the undefeated 32-year-old agreed to defend his one belt, the WBO super lightweight title, against long-time rival Lopez.
The American is a former undisputed lightweight champion, beating Richard Comney and Vasiliy Lomachenko to collect his titles in 2019 and 2020.
However, he went on to lose them to George Kambosos Jr a year later and will be out to regain a belt and prove his doubters wrong.
Taylor vs Lopez: Date and start time
This title fight will take place on Saturday, June 10.
It will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Fight night is scheduled to begin at 1am UK time with the main event ringwalks expected to get underway at around 4:30am on Sunday morning for UK fans.
Taylor vs Lopez: How to watch
The bout will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the fight live via the NOW TV app which is free to download.
Fans can sign up to NOW TV to watch the fight for just £9.99 or buy a membership for £34.99 per month. More details can be found here.
Taylor vs Lopez: Undercard
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Taylor vs Lopez: What has been said?
Taylor is hoping that winning this fight will help him become a boxing legend.
He said: “These are the kind of fights, all these big names in the sport that keep the motivation and the fire burning in my belly and give me that excitement and that buzz.
“The fire’s clearly burning. I’m really excited to be here and boxing in the Mecca of boxing. Madison Square Garden is where all the giants and all the legends of the sport have boxed in the past.
“Hopefully I can do this fight and I become a legend, a present legend.”
Taylor has also predicted that he will win by knockout, saying: “I think it’s going to be great while it lasts.
“I think one of us is getting knocked out, and I don’t think it’s going to be myself that’s for sure.”
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