According to officials from the SSE Arena in Belfast, former world champion Carl Frampton (24-1, 14 KOs) will take on former four-weight world champion Nonito Donaire on the date of April 21.
Frampton's promoter, Frank Warren, had previously stated at a press conference in December that Frampton's fight with Donaire would take place on April 7.
The SSE Arena Belfast announced on Friday that the fight would take place on April 21 and tickets were scheduled to go on sale on January 11.
Frampton started off 2017 with a twelve round decision loss to Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Months after that defeat, Frampton changed everything around in his career.
He parted ways with longtime promoter/manager Barry McGuigan and also dropped trainer Shane McGuigan. Then he signed a promotional deal with Frank Warren and a managerial deal with MTK.
Frampton went back to action in November, and had a tougher than expected time in defeating Horacio Garcia on pace to a points victory.
Donaire (38-4, 24KOs), 35-years-old, has won world belts in the flyweight, bantamweight, super bantamweight and featherweight divisions and was at one considered to be among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport.
Donaire has won five of his last six fights, and jumped around a bit between 122 and 126. After getting knocked out by Nicholas Walters in October 2014, Donaire returned to super bantamweight and eventually captured the WBO world title in a wild war with Cesar Juarez in December of 2015.
In November 2016, Donaire lost a twelve round decision, and his WBO belt, to Jessie Magdaleno, in a close pitched fight on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas card in Las Vegas.
Donaire then parted ways with longtime promoter Top Rank and signed on with Richard Schaefer of Ringstar Sports. He made his return to the ring back in September 2017, and won a ten round unanimous decision over Ruben Hernandez in September at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.