A purse offer was held today in New York for the WBC heavyweight interim championship bout between Alexander Povetkin and Bermane Stiverne.
The winning promoter was World of Boxing with a bid of $3,165,000 dollars.
The purse offer for the mandatory defense of WBC heavyweight silver champion Johann Duhaupas against Carlos Takam was also held today in New York. The winning promoter was OPI2000, Salvatore and Christian Cherchi, with a bid of $235,000 dollars.
The winning promoter was OPI2000, Salvatore and Christian Cherchi, with a bid of $235,000 dollars.
Despite reports of Luis Ortiz facing Takam on November 12 in Monaco, WBN have been assured this fight is not on the table.
“There is no Takam fight for Luis Ortiz because Johann Duhaupas is the silver champion and Takam’s team just won the purse for the WBC silver so that fight happens now,” Duhaupas manager Mehdi Ameur exclusively told World Boxing News.
“Ortiz will have to fight someone else in Monaco, I am sure of that,” he added.
In regards to Povetkin v Stiverne, the former could still be stripped of mandatory status, even if the Russian defeats the Canadian former title holder as a hearing regarding a meldonium test is due to take place in February.