Vasiliy Lomachenko doesn't want to waste time with a tune-up fight and is expected to clash with Teofimo Lopez for lightweight unification in September for his next bout, according to ESPN.
The camps for each boxer are eager for the matchup.
"We don't need no tune-ups. We are focused with Lomachenko," Lopez's father told ESPN. "That's all we want is Lomachenko."
Said Lomachenko's manager: "Nothing matters, as long as Lopez is coming in the ring with Lomachenko."
Lomachenko (14-1), the unified WBA/WBO champ, last fought in August, beating Luke Campbell by unanimous decision.
Lopez, meanwhile, comes off a December win over Richard Commey at Madison Square Garden to win the IBF belt. He remains undefeated as a pro boxer (15-0).
Last month, Lomachenko talked about his eagerness to face Lopez, saying, "I want this fight. He’s a world champion, and he holds my belt. It’s (the) IBF title.”
It's possible the fight between lightweight stars would take place without fans in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that has yet to be determined.