James DeGale is set to fight former world champion Cristian Sanavia in Denmark on 21 April.
Italian Sanavia, 37, is the mandatory challenger for the Harlesden man’s European super-middleweight title and has won 45 of his 51 contests.
DeGale, 26, recently announced he had split from promoter Frank Warren, who insisted the 2008 Olympic gold medallist had a year of his contract with him left to run.
Italian-based company Round Zero won the purse bids to stage the fight, which is scheduled to take place at the Nord Arena in the town of Frederikshavn.
It will be DeGale’s first outing since he won the title with a points victory against rugged Pole Piotr Wilczewski in October.
A victory would keep him on course for a world title shot or a possible rematch with arch rival and fellow West Londoner George Groves, who secured a majority decision when they met last year.
In fact the pair could fight for a world title given that Groves is being lined up to challenge WBO champion Robert Stieglitz.