Bob Arum admits he is lining up a mouthwatering bout between Josh Taylor and Teofimo Lopez next spring.

The Top Rank promoter represents undisputed super lightweight champion Taylor and current unified lightweight title holder Lopez and is keen to put on a show between the two next year.

Taylor’s defence against Jack Catterall has been pushed back from December until February 26 after the 30-year-old suffered a knee injury in training.

American Lopez puts his WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line against George Kambosos Jnr next month at 135lbs and will then look to move up a division.

Arum said: “Teofimo wants to fight Josh Taylor and Josh had a fight December 18 but he hurt his knee so that’s going to be February 26. 

“I’ll give Teofimo a fight at 140 against somebody else in February and then hopefully in the spring we’ll be able to match Josh Taylor and Teofimo.”

Lopez, who has won all of his 16 bouts, has made no secret of entering the ring with Taylor.

Speaking recently, he said: “We're looking at bigger and better things, like Josh Taylor.

“Josh Taylor 140 undisputed, at the end of the day we all need each other.”