The challenger has yet to be confirmed, but it will be confirmed by August.
The fight is scheduled for Port Moresby.
Garap, renowned for his fast aggressive fighting style, is one of the few Papua New Guinea athletes who are competing on the world stage with huge success.
There are not many in PNG who can attest to being a world champion.
But, like most PNG athletes in an individual sport, sponsorship is a major barrier.
And currently Garap has been struggling to raise funds to defend his title.
He however found a willing contributor to his cause this week.
This week, YES Management director Elisa Cragnolini came to his aid, presenting Garap with K20,000 to assist him in his title defence pursuit.
This is not the first time the newly established YES Management has assisted Garap.
Cargnolini yesterday said: “We are very glad to assist this young Papua New Guinean who not only represents himself but the country as a whole.
“YES Management is a newly established company and we support Papua New Guineans like Lee (Garap) who work hard to become role models in the community with their success, ” she said.
In 1986, Garap started his sporting career in the discipline of Tae Kwon Do.
In 1994 he progressed to Yun Jung Do, the Korean discipline known as “the art of total human development”.
Yun Jung Do took Garap beyond the traditional boundaries of martial arts.
In 2001, he commenced practicing kick-boxing and by 2005 had found a new home in the discipline of Muay Thai kickboxing.
With the title ‘flash’ he has won 38 out of 38 fights as an amateur.
While professionally he has had 43 wins out of 54 fights, including his latest PNG National Muay Thai Light weight title.
Looking back, his confidence and faith his hobby was school and martial-arts was always given priority.
He was however pressured by his family to focus on school and make something out of his life.
Originally martial art for Garap was to defend and protect his family.
But when he started to become good and even beating his instructors, Garap ended up taking it on board as a profession.
Garap left Simbu in 2000 to come to Port Moresby to further his education, but he went on his own path and focused on his martial arts journey…a journey that he has no regrets.
Undefeated as the national champion and now WKBF World Champion is no mean feat.
Recently, Garap has decided to focus on developing young fighters through his newly established and first in PNG, The Flash Muay Thai PNG School. His record: 143 Fights, 132 wins and 10 losses and a draw.
Garap is the current WKBF Muay Thai Welter Weight World Champion, current WKF World No. 1 Contender and is undefeated as the WMC Kickboxing PNG 66kg Champion.