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WBO super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor is reportedly lining up a fight with former lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez in the UK, according to ESPN’s Mike Coppinger.

A proposed fight between the pair would take place in May/June.

Taylor was set to rematch Chorley’s Jack Catterall in March following the Scot’s controversial victory over the Englishman in February last year.

A second fight was booked for March 4th in Glasgow before a foot injury forced the fight to be shelved for the time-being.

Taylor emerged a controversial winner against Catterall in February last year. Photo by Lawrence Lustig/BOXXER.

Taylor’s promoter Bob Arum said last month that he expected the Catterall rematch to be rearranged for June but it now appears focus has turned to a fight with Brooklyn’s Lopez.

The latter edged past Spain’s Sandor Martin in December.

The victory over Martin was Lopez’s second fight back since a shock defeat to George Kambosos in November 2021.

Both Taylor and Lopez have exchanged verbals in the past and ‘no major obstacles’ appear to be in place. Coppinger’s full report can be read here.

Catterall meanwhile will return on March 25th in Manchester. An opponent is yet to be confirmed.

The 29-year-old responded to the news on Twitter:

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