Belfast’s world champion boxer Carl Frampton and Bury-born Scott Quigg are set to put their respective world titles on the line in a super-bantamweight unification battle in February.
The bout will be held in the Manchester Arena on February 27.
UTV reports the fight is able to be a unification battle following the demotion of Cuban southpaw Guillermo Rigondeaux to “champion in recess”.
Negotiations have been ongoing between the two camps for quite some time, but a deal has now been reached.
“I’m delighted that we have finally got this fight signed,” Frampton said.
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“This is the fight everyone has wanted for years, none more so than myself. I’m the legitimate champion and I’m going to his backyard to defend my title because that’s what champions do.
“On 27 February, the fans will find out who the real champion is – I’m going to win this fight in style.”
Both Frampton and Quigg are unbeaten, with the Jackal having first won his IBF belt from Spaniard Kiko Martínez in September 2014.
He has since retained his title in fights against US challenger Chris Avalos and Mexican Alejandro González Junior.
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However, WBA champion Quigg is confident that he will be the one coming out on top on what he says will be the best night of his life.
“I’ve finally got the fight I’ve wanted for so long,” he said.
“I’ve dedicated my life to this sport and I have never been more confident going into a fight – I know I will beat him in every department.
“This is a great fight for the sport and I’m delighted to bring it to Manchester and unify the division.”