Felix "Tito" Trinidad will come out of retirement to fight former welterweight champion Ricardo Mayorga on Oct. 2.
Trinidad hasn't fought in two years.
Trinidad retired one fight after he was stopped by Bernard Hopkins in a middleweight title unification fight in September 2001. He has said for months he planned to return to the ring, but a series of opponents fell through.
Oscar De La Hoya wanted to fight Trinidad in a rematch of the 1999 fight Trinidad won by decision, but said he couldn't get him interested. Trinidad was going to fight Shane Mosley, but then Mosley lost to Winky Wright.
Cotto Stops Lizarraga
Jose Cotto of Puerto Rico stopped substitute opponent Luis Lizarraga of Mexico at 2 minutes 27 seconds of the first round to win the vacant International Boxing Council lightweight title Friday night in Phoenix.
The 26-year-old Cotto, the older brother of WBA No. 1 super lightweight contender Miguel Cotto, improved to 23-0 with one of the quickest of his 16 knockouts.
Cotto knocked Lizarraga, a last-minute replacement for Luis Fuente, off balance with a looping left at the start, then landed a right to the body and a left to the jaw. Minutes later, three left hands drove Lizarraga to the ropes. He then dropped to his right knee and took a 10-count from referee Bobby Ferrara.
On the undercard, unbeaten Phoenix teenager Jesus Gonzales won a unanimous decision over Francisco Mendez of Mexico -- only the second of his nine bouts to go the distance -- but Frankie Gonzales, his younger brother, lost his professional debut on a technical knockout.