Tevin Farmer and Kenichi Ogawa will fight for a vacant junior lightweight world title after their promoters made a deal Thursday and avoided a purse bid scheduled for Oct. 24.
The fight is due to be on the undercard of another junior lightweight world title fight in the process of being finalized, between titlist Miguel Berchelt (32-1, 28 KOs) and Mexican countryman and former titlist Orlando Salido (44-13-4, 31 KOs).
Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KOs), 27, of Philadelphia, and Ogawa (22-1, 17 KOs), 29, of Japan, are due to meet for the 130-pound belt that became vacant when Gervonta Davis was overweight the day before an Aug. 26 defense against Francisco Fonseca on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor undercard.
Lou DiBella, who promotes Farmer, made the deal with leading Japanese promoter Akihiko Honda of Teiken Promotions.
Farmer has won 18 fights in a row since suffering an eight-round knockout in 2012 against Jose Pedraza, who went on to win a junior lightweight world title.