Tyson Fury will fight undefeated Swedish contender Otto Wallin on September 14 in Las Vegas.
Former world heavyweight champion Fury hopes another stateside victory will lead to a rematch with Deontay Wilder next year, with the WBC title on the line.
Fury brilliantly recovered from a 12th-round knock-down against Wilder last December, and was eventually frustrated to only draw in the battle between unbeaten heavyweights.
He has since shone in a swift demolition of Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas – he will return to the city to headline at the T-Mobile Arena next.
Sweden’s Wallin, a southpaw who is unbeaten in 21 pro fights, stands in Fury’s way.
Wallin last year had his career-best result, a win over compatriot Adrian Granat in their home country.
His US debut has twice been scuppered. First, his opponent Nick Kisner suffered an early cut so their fight was ruled a no contest, then BJ Flores withdrew just days away from a scheduled fight.
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Wallin now receives a huge opportunity against Fury, whose plan is to win Wilder’s WBC title in an expected second fight in 2020.
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