Undefeated George 'The Saint' Groves will be back in action at Wembley Arena on March 16th, taking on Mouhammed Ali Ndiaye for the European super-middleweight crown.
The Saint will take on Italy-based Ndiaye, who was due to face former Groves victim James DeGale, before the Brit vacated. Ndiaye was DeGale's mandatory challenger for the European title and has lost just once in 23 fights.
Groves produced a near faultless display in his final fight of 2012, winning a one-sided unanimous decision over former IBF & IBO light-heavyweight champion Glen Johnson. Now, he will continue that momentum into 2013 as he bids to add the European strap to the British and Commonwealth titles he has already won.
Talking about the fight, Groves said: "I've won the British and Commonwealth titles and the European is the next step for me towards the world title.
"The guy is tough and awkward. James DeGale didn't want to fight him, but I've got the tools to beat him.
"He's got a great record and I can tell from the bits and pieces I've seen of him that he's a decent fighter.
"He throws a lot of good shots from very interesting angles, so I think our styles will gel and it will make for a great fight.
"It's a great show to be on alongside Cleverly, Burns and Chisora and it will be a fantastic night in London."
The blockbuster bill will also include a WBO & IBF unification showdown between lightweight world champions Ricky Burns and Miguel Vasquez, as well as a world title defence by WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and appearances from Liam Walsh and Dereck Chisora. All live and exclusive on BoxNation, (Sky Ch. 437, Virgin Ch. 546).
Ratings - World: 3/1,279
Ratings - British: 2/52
Residence: London, UK
Won: 25 (KO18)
Rounds Boxed: 176