Anthony Crolla is set to fight in the United States for the first time in his career.
Vasyl Lomachenko, 31, will put his unified lightweight world title on the line against the Manchester fighter.
After both camps agreed terms this morning, promoter Eddie Hearn said: “Lomachenko is a great talent, but Anthony is in great shape and ready for this chance.”
Hearn added: “It’s a huge opportunity for Anthony. He has earned his stripes – a former world champ who has fought the best.
When is Anthony Crolla vs Vasyl Lomachenko?
The fight will take place on April 12.
Where is Anthony Crolla vs Vasyl Lomachenko?
The fighters will battle it out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
Lomachenko is a two-time Olympic gold medallist and widely recognised as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers.
The 31-year-old knocked out Linares last May to capture the WBA lightweight belt.
He previously held the WBA featherweight strap and added the WBO title to his collection in December when he defeated Jose Pedraza.