Next Saturday’s fight between Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero has received a significant boost with the vacant WBC World Welterweight Title now confirmed to be on the line.

After previous champion Floyd Mayweather relinquished the title and was awarded with the ‘Lifetime achievement award’ at a WBC presentation in China, the belt became vacant.

The winner of the fight has been ordered to face WBC Silver Champion Amir Khan who has been installed as the mandatory challenger.

Khan has previously expressed his desire to tangle with Garcia once more after their July 2012 fight in which Garcia dropped Khan numerous times on the way to a fourth round stoppage win.

The Welterweight division has opened up for an intriguing 2016 which could see several blockbuster bouts made.

Watch the vacant WBC World Title fight live on BoxNation, Saturday 23 January!