Undefeated Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko have been cleared to do battle for the vacant WBA heavyweight title.
WBA president Gilberto Mendoza has confirmed the belt vacated by Tyson Fury in October will be on the line for the fight.
A December fight between the boxers fell through, with promoter Eddie Hearn blaming confusion over whether the fight will be for the title.
The 27-year-old will fight American Eric Molina on 10 December in Manchester.
The IBF champion must beat Molina if he is to face 40-year-old Ukrainian Klitschko, who said in October he wants to fight Joshua in “March or April”.