Carl Froch will have the chance to regain a world super middleweight title when he faces IBF champion Lucian Bute on May 26 at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham.
The 34-year-old was last in action when he lost his WBC title and the Super Six final to Andre Ward but is hoping to bounce back and become a three-time champion.
Froch will fight in England for the first time since October 2009 when he defeated Andre Dirrell and has since been to Denmark, Finland and America in the Super Six tournament.
The Cobra has had an incredible run of fights against the very best in his division, facing Jean Pascal, Jermain Taylor, Dirrell, Mikkel Kessler, Arthur Abraham, Glen Johnson and Ward.
"It's a dream come true to get this opportunity to become a three-time World Champion in my hometown of Nottingham," Froch told sportinglife.com.
"The Super Six was an incredible journey for me but I missed fighting in the UK and it was important that Eddie and I made that happen and for it to be for a World title is the icing on the cake. I'm ready to go to war all over again."
Bute is currently undefeated, though he is yet to be tested against the biggest names in the division, and will look to make a statement when he travels to England for the first time.
"It's my goal to fight the best boxers in super middleweight division," said Bute. "Carl Froch belongs in the elite of the super middleweight division and it will be a great fight. I am very confident and it will not faze me fighting in enemy territory. Supporters of Carl Froch will live their greatest disappointment. The IBF belt will fly roundtrip Montreal-Nottingham and back!"
Froch's promoter Eddie Hearn revealed his delight at being able to get his fighter yet another title opportunity.
"We are delighted to have agreed terms for what I believe will be the biggest night for British boxing in many years," said Hearn. "I have to respect Lucian and his team for agreeing to enter the Lion's Den and face Carl in his hometown of Nottingham but am fully confident that Carl can become a World champion again on this epic night."