Martin Murray will face Jose Miguel Torres at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on September 5.
As Murray continues to stay busy in his new weight class, the St Helens star is gunning for his first strap at 168lbs in his quest to land world honors.
Experienced Colombian Torres has claimed his last four wins inside the distance and the 36 year old is taking Murray’s example by stepping up to Super Middleweight as he looks to thwart the plans of the Brit in his 38th contest.
“This is the perfect fight for Martin and his first real test since the Golovkin fight,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Torres always comes to fight, is exciting to watch and can really punch. He has been in at elite level and neither will take a step backwards in Leeds.”
Murray’s clash with Torres is part of a huge night of action in Yorkshire as Josh Warrington faces Joel Brunker.