'The Dark Destroyer' Nigel Benn (42-5-1) comes out of retirement to face Sakio Bika (34-7-3) at the age of 55, reports suggest.
An insider claims that Benn will reveal his opponent as a 40-year-old former WBC world champion in a press conference to be held next week.
November 23 at Birmingham's Resorts World Arena is the date and location pencilled in for the remarkable ring return.
40-year-old Bika is 15 years Benn's junior, and is a former WBC and IBO super-middleweight champion, as well as the winner of the third season of The Contender TV series.
The Cameroon-born Australian's last fight was only two years ago in October 2017 as he picked up the WBC International Silver super-middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision win over Geard Ajetovic (21-17-1) in his home city of Sydney.
Three months prior to that 'The Scorpian' picked up the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental super-middleweight title with a one-sided beatdown of Australian champion Luke Sharp (14-6-3) which ended with a seventh-round stoppage win to Bika.
Even more astonishing is that Bika only fought for a world title just four years ago against Adonis Stevenson.
Benn's glittering career came to an end in 1996 after suffering back to back losses to WBO super-middleweight champion Steve Collins.
The East Londoner was a two-weight world champion, once hailed by American promoter Bob Arum in 1989 as the "most exciting fighter in the world".