Britain's Lennox Lewis will fight Canada's Kirk Johnson June 21 in Los Angeles, but his World Boxing Council heavyweight title may not be on the line.

Promoter Gary Shaw says Lewis and Johnson will officially announce the fight at a news conference later Thursday. Shaw says Lewis will defend his lightly-regarded International Boxing Organization title against Johnson.

Lewis missed a deadline last week to clarify his plans to fight number one contender Vitali Klitschko of Ukraine or risk being stripped of the WBC title.