Vasiliy Lomachenko, one of the greats of modern boxing, will fight George Kambosos for the vacant IBF lightweight world title on May 12, live on Sky Sports.
He will travel to Perth to take on Australia’s Kambosos as the legendary Ukrainian looks to recapture a title belt against a former champion.
Lomachenko is a two-time Olympic gold medallist who won his first world championship in just his third professional fight.
He went on to become a three-weight world champion, unifying titles at lightweight.
Lomachenko lost his belts when he suffered a shock defeat to an inspired Teofimo Lopez. But after that, he racked up impressive wins over Richard Commey and Jamaine Ortiz.
In one of the highest calibre fights of 2023, he fought Devin Haney for the undisputed lightweight title, only losing on a contentious points decision.
Haney has now moved up to super-lightweight, leaving the IBF 135lb title vacant.
Kambosos will have the home crowd on his side when he faces Lomachenko for the belt and is guaranteed to be a determined opponent.
He became a three-belt holder when he shocked Teofimo Lopez in 2021 and the Australian has plenty of experience in top-level contests.
Devin Haney is the only man to defeat him. Haney overcame Kambosos in a 2022 undisputed title fight and then repeated a victory over him in a subsequent rematch.
Kambosos did come back from that with a win, beating Maxi Hughes by majority decision last year.
Sky Sports will broadcast the Lomachenko-Kambosos fight live in the early hours of the morning on Sunday May 12.
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