Unbeaten heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Nathan Gorman will put their perfect records on the line when they fight for the British heavyweight title at the O2 Arena, London on July 13.
Dubois (11-0, 10 KOs), 21, and Gorman (16-0, 11 KOs), 22, are unbeaten in the professional ranks and the winner could move closer to a shot at one of the division’s elite.
The London fighter was tipped to meet former Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce, who fights next on May 18 and could face the winner of the July bout in another big British clash at the end of the year.
“I am very confident that I can knock anyone in the world out right now,” Dubois said.
“I would have fought Joe Joyce and now I will fight Gorman. I am confident in my own ability that I can deal with everyone out there and I’ve got what it takes to beat them.
“I believe I am way ahead and better than Gorman and on fight night I will prove it.”
Gorman added: “I’m over the moon we’ve got the fight on. Fair play to Daniel, I didn’t think he would have accepted it, but he is obviously as keen as I am to fight. There should be plenty of excitement and I’m sure the fans will love it.
“I can’t see it going 12 rounds and the plan is to go in there and stop him. The winner out of me and Daniel will proceed onto world honours, I’d imagine. The British title will propel you to the world stage.”
The fight is promoted by Frank Warren and Queensbury Promotions and the card will also feature Joyce, a silver medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
“This is a mouth-watering big punching confrontation between two unbeaten young gladiators who have total self-belief in their respective talent,” Warren said.