Terence Crawford is set to defend his super lightweight crown against John Molina Jr. in Ohama on December 10.
The 29 year-old, undefeated in 29 bouts, aims to build on his current pound for pound status following a standout career win over Viktor Postol last time out.
‘Bud’ scored a one-sided and unanimous victory over the Ukrainian to unify a weight division for the first time in his career by adding the WBC belt to his haul.
Crawford now heads to his home state of Nebraska next month for the first time since October 2015 when the American defeated Dierry Jean via late stoppage.
Opponent Molina, 33, is widely regarded as one of the most exciting fighters at 140 pounds following battles with Mickey Bey, Lucas Matthysse, Andrey Klimov and more recently Ruslan Provodnikov.
Molina was happy to inform his fans the fight was a done deal as the Californian bids to win a recognized belt at the second attempt.
“Just got off the phone with my manager Al Haymon and my team Sam Watson (so) the (Crawford, showing mocked poster) fight is official. December 10 on HBO. Time to go to war (so) don’t miss this fight guys,” he said.
Crawford v Molina joins an already packed schedule on December 10 for boxing fans to enjoy just prior to the holiday festivities.