Former four-division champion Miguel Cotto has aligned with Golden Boy Promotions and will seek his sixth belt at StubHub Center on August 26 against Japan's Yoshihiro Kamegai.
Cotto (40-5, 33 knockouts) last week split with his prior promoter, rapper Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports, after failing to strike a deal on financial terms for a June bout with Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs).
Golden Boy, which has previously promoted Cotto, stepped in and has won approval from the World Boxing Organization for the bout to be sanctioned as the junior-middleweight title after
Cotto, 36, has defeated the likes of Shane Mosley, Antonio Margarito and Sergio Martinez, but hasn't fought since losing his middleweight belt to Alvarez in a November 2015.
Although he trains under Freddie Roach at Hollywood's Wild Card Boxing Club, Cotto has never fought in the Southland.
In Japan's Kamegai, 34, Cotto meets a brawler who avenged a draw against Jesus Soto-Karass last year and also staged a 2014 toe-to-toe brawl against Robert Guerrero at StubHub Center.