Callum Johnson to fight Artur Beterbiev for IBF light-heavyweight world title on October 6

CALLUM JOHNSON will fight for his first world title when he fights Artur Beterbiev on October 6.

Both boxers will put their undefeated records on the line when they clash in the US this autumn for Beterbiev's IBF light-heavyweight belt.

 Callum Johnson has the British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight belts - but has a shot at a world one in October

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Callum Johnson has the British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight belts – but has a shot at a world one in October

Johnson's promoter Eddie Hearn tweeted out the news this afternoon, writing "Please to agree a deal for @CallumTheOne to challenge @ABeterbiev for the IBF World title.

"Fight will take place October 6 in the US – full details soon."

And Johnson, who has won all 17 of his fights so far and has 12 knockouts to his name, also shared his delight on Twitter.

He wrote: "A massive massive thanks to @EddieHearn & @MatchroomBoxing for delivering me a childhood dream opportunity.

 Artur Beterbiew has won all 12 of his fights by KO - and will be a hot favourite to do the same to Callum Johnson next time out

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Artur Beterbiew has won all 12 of his fights by KO – and will be a hot favourite to do the same to Callum Johnson next time out
 The IBF world champ has proved far too good for all his opponents so far - here he is on the way to a first-round KO of Billy Bailey

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The IBF world champ has proved far too good for all his opponents so far – here he is on the way to a first-round KO of Billy Bailey

"Also my trainer & manager @JoeG. One thing I can promise is I’ll be giving you all 100%."

Beterbiev is one of the most feared boxers in the division, with an unblemished record of 12 wins, all by way of KO.

The 33-year-old was born in Russia, but now fights out of Canada.

Last time out it looked like that knockout streak would be ended by Enrico Koelling.

Johnson himself is heavy-handed, and stunned last time out in capturing the British title.

The Lincolnshire hitter sparked then-champ Frank Buglioni out in the first round to win the belt.

But in the 12th round Beterbiev floored his opponent twice and the referee waved it off.

 Callum Johnson showed his KO power when he stunned Frank Buglioni last time out in the very first round

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Callum Johnson showed his KO power when he stunned Frank Buglioni last time out in the very first round

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CALLUM JOHNSON will fight for his first world title when he fights Artur Beterbiev on October 6.