O’Sullivan next in line for WBA title shot as Brant wins purse bid and Murata readies to vacate
Greg Cohen Promotion, representatives of the American boxer Rob Brant, won a purse bid on Monday August 13th to claim the auction rights.
Teiken Promotion – who is in charge of champion Ryota Murata – did not bid on the right to carry out the fight for the middleweight title of the World Boxing Association (WBA), which ordered the Committee of Championships for the organization.
The minimum for the bidding was $200,000 and the Brant team offered $202,114.
Teiken Promotion refrained from presenting a figure and, consequently, lost the auction.
The date proposed by Greg Cohen Promotions for the contest was October 27th, 2018, in Minneapolis, New York or Atlantic City but Murata is set to fight on a different date.
This means Brant will face the next in line for the vacant belt, which is currently Gary O’Sullivan of Ireland. Should ‘Spike’ fail to accept, Frenchman David Papot will then be offered the opportunity.
The Brant bid was held in Panama City and was directed by Aurelio Fiengo, a member of the board of directors of the WBA.