The WBA recently claimed the world champion Yorden Ugas to defend the belt against the Lithuanian leader of the medium weight category Eimantas Stanionis and ordered them to agree on the terms of the fight within 30 days.
However, the 30-day deadline expired last week and no agreement was reached. It has been reported that the transition to the so-called “purse bid” stage will now take place. The rights to organize the fight will be sold in a special auction, and any boxing agency registered in the WBA system will be able to apply for them.
The auction is announced to take place on December 9th. In Miami (USA). The minimum bet amount will be 200 thousand. USD. It was also reported that Ugas would receive 75 percent. prize fund, and E.Stionionis – only 25 percent.
WBA notified Yordenis Ugas & Eimantas Stanionis a purse bid is scheduled for their welterweight title fight Dec. 9 in Miami. Minimum bid is $200k. Split is 75-25 in Ugas favor. Winner has to fight Butaev. #boxing
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) November 25, 2021
The fight between Y. Ugas and E. Stanionis will be the second mini-tournament of the medium weight category organized by the WBA. In the first fight Rajab Butayev technical knockout defeated Yamal James and won the regular WBA Champion Belt. The Dagestan will now be waiting for the winner of the fight between Y. Ugas and E. Stanionis. That way, there will be only one true champion left in the WBA’s middleweight and there won’t be as much confusion as it does now.
It will be recalled that Ugas has repeatedly demanded that the WBA allow him to fight with Errolu Spence‘u, and not with the ranking leader E. Stanionis, but the organization rejected all his requests.
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