Puerto Rico's Jonathan Oquendo is in talks to challenge World Boxing Organization (WBO) super featherweight world champion Jamel Herring, as part of a card being staged by Top Rank on July 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Héctor Soto of H2 Entertainment, indicated that they are in the final details of the negotiations.

"At Top Rank, we were told that they are ready to stage events without an audience. They offered us that opportunity for Jonathan and we are working on it,” said Soto to Carlos Gonzalez.

Oquendo (31-6, 19 KO) is ranked eleventh in the WBO rankings at 130 pounds. Last November, he surpassed Charles Huerta by unanimous decision.

Herring, meanwhile, conquered the world title when he defeated Japan's Masayuki Ito in May 2019. In his first defense, he defeated mandatory challenger Lamont Roach Jr. - who holds a decision win over Oquendo from when they collided back in May as part of the Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs undercard.

“When we presented Jonathan with the opportunity, he immediately said yes. He is training for this opportunity,” said Soto.

Herring had been scheduled to face former two division champion Carl Frampton in a high profile bout, which  was targeted for Belfast. Because of the restrictions involved with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, that bout is going to be postponed until a later date.