The junior middleweight division has burst from the stranglehold that former undisputed champion Jermell Charlo once had on it, with Sebastian Fundora claiming the WBC and WBO belts last weekend and Uzbekistan’s Israil Madrimov securing the WBA version one month ago.

Saturday in Germany, California-trained Russian Bakhram Murtazaliev (21-0, 15 KOs) will pursue the vacant IBF 154-pound belt against Germany’s Jack Culcay (33-4, 14 KOs) in Germany.

While Fundora sorts out the repercussions of a Nevada commission medical suspension through Sept. 27 after he suffered a broken nose in his split-decision upset win over formerly unbeaten WBO champion Tim Tszyu last Saturday, Madrimov and his manager Vadim Kornilov will be watching Murtazaliev-Culcay.

“I’ll be watching closely for what the winner says they’ll do next,” Kornilov told Boxing Scene on Thursday. “I don’t think too many guys are in too big of a hurry to fight Madrimov.”

The 29-year-old Madrimov (10-0-1, 7 KOs) won his belt by a fifth-round stoppage of Magomed Kurbanov (25-1, 13 KOs) on the March 8 undercard of Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight knockout of former UFC champion Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia.

Before the delay required by his injury was known, Fundora was positioned to choose among some major names in defense of his belts: mandatory WBO challenger and three-division champion Terence Crawford, former unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and Tszyu.

The healthy Madrimov is now poised to offer a chance for any of those fighters, including Saturday’s winner, to fight for a junior middleweight belt.

“We’re trying to get the biggest fight we can, and I’m working on a couple things right now,” Kornilov said.

Trained in Indio, Calif., as a promotional teammate of light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol and former super bantamweight titleholder Murodjon Akhmadaliev, Madrimov is a hellacious puncher whose tales of toughness while enduring brutal conditions in Uzbekistan are legendary.

“I’d like to see the top guys fight each other,” Kornilov said. “When Charlo was champion [before he lost a super middleweight fight to “Saul” Canelo Alvarez], the title felt vacant. … All of us need to make sure we don’t let that happen again. One way to do that is to make sure Fundora is unifying and not just … you know what I mean.

“Let’s fight each other – the champions. That’s what the fans want to see. They don’t want to see Fundora fighting Tszyu three times and then fight Spence three times. Once we do it once, that’s enough. Fight another champion.”

Kornilov said he welcomes Crawford into the fray.

‘He’ll be fighting one of these [154-pound champions] in the near future,” Kornilov said.

Starting with Madrimov?

“Anything’s possible,” Kornilov said. “[Madrimov] will be fighting all the champions. So it’ll happen sooner or later. …

“I don’t think [Madrimov] thinks that way to say he’s the best 154-pounder now. He’d say once he wins all of the belts, then he’s the best of the group.”