Daniel Roman’s road to a rematch with Murodjon Akhmadaliev will need to go through boxing’s other undefeated 122-pound champion.

BoxingScene.com has learned that Stephen Fulton will next defend his WBC super bantamweight and WBO junior featherweight titles against Roman on a date to be determined either in June or July. The site for the card headlined by Fulton and Roman hasn’t been chosen, either, but their 12-round title fight will headline a “Showtime Championship Boxing” event.

Fulton-Roman could be scheduled for June 18, a date on which Showtime and Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions are committed to televising live boxing in conjunction with Juneteenth weekend. Jermall Charlo defended his WBC middleweight title in a “Showtime Championship Boxing” main event last June 19 in Houston, where he beat Mexico’s Juan Macias Montiel by unanimous decision in a 12-round fight that was tougher for Charlo than anticipated.

Sometime in the month of July also is a possibility for Fulton-Roman if another main event is solidified for June 18.

Roman, a former IBF and WBA “super” 122-pound champion, is the WBC’s mandatory challenger for Fulton’s title. The 31-year-old contender also is the WBO’s number one-ranked challenger for Fulton’s championship.

Philadelphia’s Fulton (20-0, 8 KOs) won his WBO belt from Angelo Leo (21-1, 9 KOs), whom Fulton defeated by unanimous decision in their 12-rounder 13 months ago at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Fulton, 27, added a WBC title to his resume when he edged previously unbeaten Brandon Figueroa (22-1-1, 17 KOs) by majority decision in his most recent bout, a 12-rounder that instantly became a “Fight of the Year” candidate November 27 at Park MGM’s Dolby Live in Las Vegas.

Los Angeles’ Roman (29-3-1, 10 KOs) has won back-to-back unanimous decisions over Ricardo Espinoza (26-4, 22 KOs) and Juan Carlos Payano (23-5, 11 KOs) since Akhmadaliev barely beat him to win the IBF and WBA 122-pound crowns in January 2020 in Miami. Uzbekistan’s Akhmadaliev (10-0, 7 KOs) defeated Roman by split decision in their 12-rounder to win world titles in just his eighth professional fight.

While Roman wants a rematch with his rival, Fulton also wants to face Akhmadaliev because the winner would have the opportunity to become boxing’s first fully unified 122-pound champion during the four-belt era.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.